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Correlational findings

Study Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/3
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1433
Non Response:
26%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
using highly structured questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's label
Social economic status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Combination of family income and the educational attainment of the family head:
1. both low
2.  intermediate level
3.        ,,
4.        ,,
5. both high

a  relatively low income and relatively
    high education
b relatively high income and
    relatively low education

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a DMt = + 1. (low)    M=4.8   Mt'=4.8
2.          M=5.1   Mt'=5.1
3.          M=5.4   Mt'=5.5
4.          M=5.9   Mt'=6.1
5. (high)   M=6.2   Mt'=6.5

a           M=5.3   Mt'=5.4
b           M=5.7   Mt'=5.9
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a DMt = + 1. (low)    M=5.4   Mt'=5.5
2.          M=5.8   Mt'=6.0
3.          M=5.9   Mt'=6.1
4.          M=6.3   Mt'=6.6
5. (high)   M=6.7   Mt'=7.1

a           M=5.7   Mt'=5.9
b           M=6.2   Mt'=6.5
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a = +.24 1. (low)    M=5.0   Mt'=6.7
2.          M=5.3   Mt'=7.2
3.          M=5.4   Mt'=7.3
4.          M=5.5   Mt'=7.5
5. (high)   M=5.7   Mt'=7.8

a           M=5.2   Mt'=7.0
b           M=5.4   Mt'=7.3
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.23 ß controlled for sociodemographic variables (age, family income, education, race, sex). O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.12 ß additionally controlled for 7 criterion satisfactions:
- amount of fun
- physical needs met
- yourself
- how fairly treated
- interesting daily life
- adjust to changes
- financial security
- develop oneself