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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
Assessment of community
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on single closed question rated on a scale ranging from very satisfied to very dissatisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.06 ns O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.05 Beta controlled for:
- assessments only
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.05 Beta controlled for:
- assessments
- resources
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.03 Beta controlled for:
- assessments
- comparisons
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.03 Beta controlled for:
- assessments
- resources
- comparisons

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