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Correlational findings

Study Headey & Krause (1988): study XZ Germany West 1984

Public:
16+ aged, general public, West Germany, 1984-1985
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2718
Non Response:
Attrition sample A: 8%, sample B: 15%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Change in satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
Joint effect of:
1 Change in income satisfaction T1-T2
2 Change in health satisfaction T1-T2

'Residual  changes scores' computed by by first regressing T2-scores on T1- scores :
- ^Satisfaction T2^= a + b * Sat. T1.
-  Residual change = Sat T2-^Sat T2^.
Residual change is in fact the deviation of an individuals satisfaction at T2 from the average T2- satisfaction of Ss who were equally satisfied at T1.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa = .17 Happiness assessed ast T1 and T2.
Change in  happiness measured by:
1 Residual change (like change in satisfaction)
2 Change in happiness expected at T1