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Correlational findings

Study Mastekaasa (1986): study NO 1985

Public:
16-66 aged general public, Norway, 1985
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1246
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
not explicitly reported

Correlate

Authors's label
Discrepancy variables (with income in network)
Our Classification
Remarks
the network members here are the reported 3 closest friends of the respondent, apart from spouse and parents
Operationalization
a: Absolute value of the difference between the respondent actual income and the network average income
b: Interaction term allowing the effect of over-reward to differ from that of under-reward

1: more
0: less

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SL?-?-sq-v-5-ga Beta = +.28 ns DIFFERENCE WITH NETWORK AVERAGE INCOME

Males
O-SL?-?-sq-v-5-ga Beta = -.57 p < .05 Females

Betas controlled for:
- age
- years of education
- household size
- employment
- household income in previous year
- being married