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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
Perceived financial improvement over time
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on single question about the financial situation during the past few years: had it 'been worse', did it stay 'about the same', or had it been 'getting better'.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.22 ns O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.14 Beta controlled for:
- comparisons only
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.15 Beta controlled for:
- resources
- comparisons
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.07 Beta controlled for:
- assessments
- comparisons
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.07 Beta controlled for:
- comparisons
- resources
- assessments

Comparisons:
- perception of being happier than others
Resources:
- race
- sex
- age
- income
- 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