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Correlational findings

Study Schulz et al. (1985): study AT 1984

Public:
16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1984
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1776
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Correlate

Authors's label
Material satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
Five item index of direct questions on material satisfaction during the last 14 days. The summed scores were divided into 3 strata, i.e. low, medium and high

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a r = +.33 p < .05 All M-AO-c-mq-*-0-a r = +.36 p < .05 M-AO-c-mq-*-0-a Beta = +.20 p < .05 ß controlled for: satisfaction with physical health, satisfaction with partner, satisfaction with selfrealisation, satisfaction with social involvement, satisfaction with work (positive), satisfaction with work (negative), and satisfaction with leisure time. O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.19 p < .05                   
                 
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.19 - with partner, with work O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.23 - with partner, without work O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = * - no partner, with work O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.18 - no partner, without work
           
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.25 - Age < 25 O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.28 - Age 26-40 O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.15 - Age 41-59 O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = * - Age > 60
             
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.22 - < 6.000 income
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.22 - 6.000-10.000 O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.19 - 10.000-16.000 O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = * - > 16.000
        
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = * - monotonous work O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.19 - some selfcontrol O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.24 - much selfcontrol
          
ß's controlled for: satisfaction with other domains of life: physical health, partner, selfrealisation, social involvement, work, leisure. * Means: N too small.
                         
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.21 Retired 60+ aged only.
In the subgroup of retired ß was controlled for: psychosomatic symptoms, satisfaction with health, and satisfaction with partner.
     

O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.20 Housewives, married, no job, aged <60 only.
In the subgroup of housewives ß was controlled for: professional status of husband, communication with relatives, satisfaction with health, and satisfaction with partner.
          
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.24 Pensioners, living alone only.
In the subgroup of pensioners ß was controlled for satisfaction with physical health.