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Correlational findings

Study Herzog et al. (1982): study US 1978 /1

Public:
25-97 aged, general public, USA, 1971-1978
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 6918
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Economic satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
DATASET 1
"The income you (and your family) have?"; "Your standard of living--the things you have like housing, car, furniture and the like?"
Both rated on 7-point scales with high scores indicating high satisfaction.   Scores were combined into index.
DATASET 6
"How much satisfaction do you get from--your financial situation?"; How satisfied are you with your standard of living?" Both rated on a 7-point scale with high scores indicating high satisfaction. Scores were combined into index.
DATASET 7
Identical as dataset 6, except that a question about satisfaction with income was included.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.35 p < .05 DATASET 1 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.26 p < .05 DATASET 6 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.06 p < .05 DATASET 7

All lower among 25-44 aged
ß controled for satisfaction in the fields (residence, jobs, marriage, leisure)