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Correlational findings

Study Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /2

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-1973
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2727
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
using highly structured questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's label
Satisfaction with income, standard of living
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of closed questions, asked in different samples: "How do you feel about...
1. how secure you are financiallly
   (asked in April 1973 and July 1973)
2. the income you (and your family)
   have (asked in November 1972 and
   July 1973)
3. how comfortable and well-off you
   are (asked in July 1973)
4. your standard of living - the things
   you have like housing, car, furni-
   ture, recreation and the like
   (asked in November 1972)?"
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a r = +.52