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Correlational findings

Study Bukenya et al. (2003): study US WestVirginia 2000

Public
18+ aged general public, West Verginia USA, 2003
Survey name
Unnamed study
Sample
Respondents
N = 2000
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: web
Quality of life mail survey

Correlate

Authors's Label
Income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Gross annual income in dollar:
1) less than 20,000 (reference)
2) 20,000 to 25,353
3) 25,354 to 34,075
4) greatern than 34,076

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-TH-u-sq-v-3-e OPRC = +.28 p < .05 20,000 to 25,353 (vs less than 20,000) M-TH-u-sq-v-3-e OPRC = +.18 p < .05 25,354 to 34,075 (vs less than 20,000) M-TH-u-sq-v-3-e OPRC = +.75 p < .01 greater than 34,076 (vs less than 20,000)

OPRC controled for:
- Personal characteristics
- Gender
- Race
- Age
- Employment
- Civil status
- Health
- Education
- Religion
- Environmental conditions
- Government expenditure on education
- Population density
- Closeness to hospital
- Southern location (vs not)
- Hospital or college in the county
- Local government
- Residenc duration
- Satisfaction with neighborhood
- Concerns about environment

OPRC denotes difference in the probability of selecting Quality of life (Level 2) expressed in percent