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Correlational findings

Study Han (2015): study CN 2009

Public:
18-70 aged general public, China, 2009
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2866
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Social comparison
Our Classification
Distribution
Urban: Mean (SD) = 2.99 (.55)
Rural: Mean (SD) = 2.86 (.58)
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Self reported on 4 questions about own standard of living compared to
a) relatives
b) former class mates
c) coworkers
d) neighbors
Rated
1 = Much worse
2 = Somewhat worse
3 = About the same
4 = Somewhat better
5 = Much better

Computation of index (a+b+c+d)/4

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-cm-sq-v-4-a b = +.05 ns Urban sample M-FH-cm-sq-v-4-a b = +.17 p < .001 Rural sample

b controled for:
- Personal characteristics
- education
- gender
- age
- marital status
- political orientation
- household size
- health
- income
- Social evaluation variables
- life goals
- inequality variables
- trust variables