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Correlational findings

Study Davis (1984): study US 1972

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-1982
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 13581
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Household size
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 1
1 2
2 3
3 4
4 5 or more

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d G = -.46 p < .05 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d tau = -.34 p < .05 % very happy
0      23
1      41
2      34
3      36
4      34
The relationship disappears largely after control for marital status, race, social participation and recent change in income.