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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 =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Relative value of materialistic pursuit
Our Classification
Distribution
Urban: Mean (SD) = -.54 (2.79)
Rural: Mean (SD) = -.13 (2.02)
Operationalization
Self report on 3 questions on perceived importance of:
a) family happiness
b) contributing to the happiness of others and society
c) personal wealth
Rated 0-10

Index of relativ value of materialistic pursuit:
(a+b)/2 - c

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-cm-sq-v-4-a b = -.03 p < .05 Urban sample M-FH-cm-sq-v-4-a b = -.00 ns Rural sample

b controled for:
- personal characteristics
- education
- gender
- age
- marital status
- political orientation
- household size
- health
- income
- societal evaluation variables
- social comparison
- inequality variables
- trust variables