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Correlational findings

Study Ackerman & Paolucci (1983): study US 1974

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1974
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1064
Non Response:
26%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Objective income adequacy
Our Classification
Operationalization
Measure developed from the Standard Budget for a moderate level of living as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Adequacy ratio = Standard budget, moderate level * adjustment for geographic region * adjustment for family composition

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a DMt = + 1 lowest     Mt' = 7.4
2            Mt' = 8.2
3            Mt' = 8.5
4            Mt' = 8.3
5            Mt' = 8.8
6 highest    Mt' = 8.8

Significant differences between 1/2, 4/5, and 2/3,4,5