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Correlational findings

Study Cohen et al. (1982): study US 1979

Public:
18-55 aged, general public, New York City, 1979
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 602
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Family income
Our Classification
Remarks
Distribution of all 602 respondents over the five income classes: the frequencies are 152 - 95 - 108 - 143 - 104 respectively.
Distribution
Mean  Well being score (0 - 10 scale)  = 6.00  with s.d. -= 1.72
Operationalization
1: <$ 5.000
2: $ 5.000 - 7.700
3: $ 7.800 - 10.000
4: $ 10.140 - 16.000
5: > $ 16.000

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BC-cm-mq-v-4-a r = +.25 p < .01 A-BC-cm-mq-v-4-a DMt = + 1: Mt' = 5.2
2: Mt' = 5.7
3: Mt' = 6.2
4: Mt' = 6.4
5: Mt' = 6.7