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Correlational findings

Study Yeh et al. (2015): study TW 2009

Public:
Working age public, Taiwan, 2009
Survey name:
TW-Social Change Survey 2009
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1311
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Relative personal income
Our Classification
Distribution
Mean = 2.54, SD = 0.79
Operationalization
Self-report on single question: How do you compare your current income with the income you think you deserve?
Rated:
[ 1 ] much less than I deserve
[ 2 ] less than I deserve
[ 3 ] exactly as I deserve
[ 4 ] more than I deserve
[ 5 ] much mor than I deserve
[ 0 ] I have never worked before

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-i OPRC = +.20 p < .001 controlled for:
- personal characteristics
   - age
   - gender
   - education
   - employment status
   - marital status
   - health
   - residence
   - religion
- absolute income
- relative income
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-i OPRC = +.21 p < .001 additionally controlled for:
- objective class position
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-i OPRC = +.22 p < .001 additionally controlled for:
- subjective class position

OPRC similar when additionally controlled for:
- personality
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-o OPRC = +.15 p < .001 controlled for:
- personal characteristics
- absolute income
- relative income
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-o OPRC = +.16 p < .001 additionally controlled for:
- objective class position
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-o OPRC = +.17 p < .001 additionally controlled for:
- subjective class position

OPRC similar when additionally controlled for:
- personality