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Correlational findings

Study Brickman et al. (1978): study US 1977 /2

Public:
Lottery winners and non-lottery winners, Illinois, USA, 1977
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 108
Non Response:
45.5%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
Structured interview, mainly by phone

Correlate

Authors's label
Having won a major lottery
Our Classification
Operationalization
Non-winners vs lottery winners.
1. Lottery winners: won $50.000 or more
   in Illinois State Lottery.
   N=22, non-response 48%.
2. Non-winners: 86 people living close
   to the lottery winners.
   N=86, non-response 56%. Consisting
   of:  - buyers of lottery tickets
          (N=59)
        - non-buyers (N=27).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-n-6-a AoV = + ns Lottery winners:        M=4.00  Mt'=8.00
Non-winners/buyers:     M=3.81  Mt'=7.62
Non-winners/non-buyers: M=4.00  Mt'=8.00

Unaffected by coverstory (lottery focus or everyday life focus).