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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
Subjective/objective adeqacy fit.
Our Classification
Operationalization
Subjective income adequacy: closed question: "Do you feel that your total family income is enough for you and your family to live as comfortably as you would like? Would you say very comfortably, comfortably, not too comfortably, or not at all comfortably?"
                            
Objective income 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 = + SA >> OA   Mt' = 8.6
SA >  OA   Mt' = 8.6
SA =  OA   Mt' = 8.5
SA <  OA   Mt' = 8.0
SA << OA   Mt' = 7.4

No significant difference between first three steps: all other significant.