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Correlational findings

Study Headey & Veenhoven (1989): study AU AU Victoria 1981

Public:
18-65 aged, general public, followed 6 years, Melbourne, Australia, 1981-87
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 649
Non Response:
Attrition T1-T4: 31%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Satisfaction with standard of living
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of two identical questions asked at the beginning and the end of the interview (20 minute interval)    
Rated on a 9-point scale ranging from terrible (1) to delightfull (9). Assessed at T1 (1981), T2 (1983),    T3 (1985) and T4 (1987).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-10-a Beta-L = -.06 ns Estimated same-time causal EFFECT ON HAPPINESS of satisfaction with standard of living (bottum-up).

O-DT-u-sqt-v-10-a Beta-L = +.17 p < .05 Estimated same-time causal EFFECT OF HAPPINESS on satisfaction with standard of living (top-down).

Effect assessed at T1, T2, T3 and T4.      
Effect assumed to be identical at all times.
├čL is the path-coefficient in a four wave LISREL
model. T1 sex, age, SES, extraversion and neuroticism are controlled.