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Correlational findings

Study Spreitzer & Snyder (1974): study US 1972

Public:
18+ aged, married or widowed, USA,1972-73
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1547
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Subjective social class
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
1: lower class
2: working class
3: middle class
4: upper class.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-3-a r = +.15 p < .01 Unaffected by S.E.S. as measured by a 3 item index of: educational level, family income and occupational prestige.

under age 65: r = +.18
above age 65: r = +.06

The difference significant (01)