Study Martinson et al. (1985): study US Wisconsin 1974
- 18+ aged, general public, NW Wisconsin, USA, 1974
- N = 1423
- Non Response
- Authors's Label
- Our Classification
- Related specification variables
- 3 item idex of closed questions, rated on a 5-point Likert Format:
a. This world is run by a few people in
power and there is not much the
little guy can do about it.
b. I have little chance of protecting
my personel interests when they
conflict with those of strong
c. The average citizen can have an
influence on government decisions.
Observed Relation with Happiness
under 30 : -.16 05 30-49 : -.11 05
50-64 : -.09 ns over 64 : -.05 ns
ß controlled for: negative life change, degree of disability, days lost due to illness, community solidarity, recent migrant, contact with friends, contact with relatives, organizational affiliation, church attendance, separated / divorced, sex, unemployed, family income, education.