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Correlational findings

Study Leisure Development Cen (1980): study US 1979

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1979
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1127
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Income aspiration
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question:
"Suppose your income increases in the future, how much income would you like as compared with your present income?"
1 just as it is now
2 10% increase
3 20% increase
4 30% increase
5 40% increase
6 50% increase
7 twice the present income or over

- low 1+2+3
- high 7

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-5-e D% = -05 % very happy:
- low aspiration  92
- high aspiration 87
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-a D% = -09 Low aspiration  92
High aspiration 83

Data reported in Leisure Devellopment Center 1981