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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
Level of living
Our Classification
Operationalization
Level of living index: question concerning the posession of 15 goods  
(central heating, dish washer, etc.)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a r = +.10 p < .05 O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.08 ns ß controlled for 1+2+3+4+5 :                
1: education, occupation, income.
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: +.01 (ns)    30-49   : +.07 (ns)
50 64   : +.02 (ns)    over 64 : +.13 (05)
                                   
              
O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.12 p < .01 ß controlled for 1 only:
interaction with age: ns