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Correlational findings

Study Wilkening & McGranahan (1978): study US Wisconsin 1974 /1

Public:
18+ aged, general public, NW Wisconsin-residents, USA, 1974
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1423
Non Response:
12%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Income for household:
1: under $ 4000
2: $ 4000 to $ 7999  
3: $ 8000 to $ 15999  
4: over $ 16000

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a r = +.03 ns O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = -.04 ns ß controlled for 1+2+3+4+5 :             
1: education, occupation, level of living
2: live alone, married, children, contact with   
   relatives, contact with friends, church
   attendance, organizational membership.
3: health problems, recent move, separated/
   divorced, unemployed.
4: retired,widowed.
5: urban living, rural living, female.

ß in different age groups:
under 30: +.06 (ns)    30-49   : -.05 (ns)
50-64   : +.01 (ns)    over 64 : -.12 (05)
   
              
O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = -.02 ns ß controlled for 1 only:
interaction with age: ns