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Correlational findings

Study Aysan & Aysan (2017): study ZZ Europe 2011

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 34 European nations, 2011-2012
Survey name:
EU-EQLS 2011-2012
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 43636
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Financial situation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question:
"Could you please evaluate your financial situation compared to most people in the country?"
Ratings:
1 Much worse (reference)
2 Somewhat worse
3 Neither worse nor better
4 Somewhat better
5 Much better

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b DM = + p < .001                           Mean    SD    DM
Much worse                4.86   2.61
Somewhat worse            6.04   2.32  +1.18
Neither worse nor better  7.15   1.98  +2.29
Somewhat better           7.77   1.75  +2.91
Much better               8.20   1.80  +3.34
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b r = +.34 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b Beta = +.14 p < .001 Beta controlled for:
- age
- education
- marital status
- health
- rural/urban
- social exclusion
- deprivation

Additional control for employment status does not effect beta significantly.