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Correlational findings

Study Michalos (1983): study CA Ontario 1982

Public:
18+ aged, general public, rural community, North Ontario, Canada, 1982
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 598
Non Response:
8%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
In most cases filled out by subjects themselves

Correlate

Authors's label
Life compared with that of average folks
Our Classification
Operationalization
Closed question rated on a 7-point scale:"Compare your life with that of other folks of your own age"
1: Far below average
7: Far above average    

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa r = +.46 O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.46 C-RG-u-sq-v-7-b r = +.41 O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.19 ß controlled for life compared with best previous experience, goal achievement (CON 1.1)  and 5 year expectation O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.18 ß controlled for best goal achievement (CON 1.1) best previous experience (CON 1.1) and five year expectation C-RG-u-sq-v-7-b Beta = +.25 ß controlled for life compared with best previous experience and 5 year expectation