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Correlational findings

Study Shin & Johnson (1978): study US 1975

Public:
Heads of households, Illinois, USA, 1975
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 665
Non Response:
17%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self reported family income before taxes

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.11 p < .05 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.04 Beta controlled for:
- resources only
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = -.05 Beta controlled for:
- resources and
- assessments
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = -.01 Beta controlled for:
- resources and
- comparisons
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = -.06 Beta controlled for:
- recources
- assessments
- comparisons

Resources:
- race
- sex
- age
- education
- home ownership
- marital status
- number of children
- number of household members
Assessments: satisfaction with:
- standard of living
- leisure time
- housing
- health
- education
- community
- government
Comparisons:
- perception of being happier than others
- perceived financial improvement in the past few years.