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Correlational findings

Study Lohmann (2013): study ZZ 2005

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 57 nations, 2004-2009
Survey name:
INT-WorldValuesSurvey 5
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 53325
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self reported income deciles of national income distribution:
10 Highestr decile
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1Lowest decile

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a MPE = +.19 p < .01 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a OPRC = +.10 p < .01             No internet p<. With internet p<.
1st  decile  reference
2nd  decile    +.01     05        -.02    ns
3rd  decile    +.02     01        +.01    ns
4th  decile    +.03     01        +.01    ns
5th  decile    +.05     01        +.04    01
6th  decile    +.07     01        +.04    01
7th  decile    +.09     01        +.06    01
8th  decile    +.12     01        +.07    01
9th  decile    +.11     01        +.07    01
10th decile    +.11     01        +.07    01

A rise in income is associated with a higher probability to report high life satisfaction op to the eighth decile.

Beta and OPRC controlled for:
- Internet:
   - Info source: internet
   - Income*Internet
- Socio-economic:
   - Age + age squared
   - Gender
   - Marital status
   - Employment status
   - Education
- Selfreported health
- Attitudes
   - Honesty
   - Trust
   - Freedom
   - Family important
   - Friends important
   - Leisure important
   - Politics important
   - Work important
   - Religion important
   - Country dummies