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Correlational findings

Study Kennedy & Mehra (1985): study CA Edmonton CMA 1977

Public:
18+ aged, general public, City of Edmonton, Canada, 1977-1984
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3440
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Correlate

Authors's label
Financial well-being in previous year
Our Classification
Operationalization
Question on respondent's view of financiel well-being in previous year  compared to now:
1: better off
2. same
3. worse off

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.10 Stepwise regression by age-group.
age group 17-25

Beta controlled for:
- standard of living satisfaction
- friendship satisfaction
- family satisfaction
- job satisfaction
- neighbourhood satisfaction
- health satisfaction
- year of significant social change
- education
- things wanted to do satisfaction
O-SLu-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.07 age-group 26-45

Beta controlled for:
- standard of living satisfaction
-friendship satisfaction
- family satisfaction
- job satisfaction
- health satisfaction
- non work activities satisfaction
- neighbourhood satisfaction
- sex
- year of significant social change
- things wanted to do satisfaction
O-SLu-c-sq-n-7-b Beta = -.13 age-group 45+

Beta controlled for:
- standard of living satisfaction
- health satisfaction
- non work activities satisfaction
- job satisfacion
- frienship satisfaction
- family satisfaction
- things wanted to do satisfaction
- sex
- year of significant social change