Correlational finding on Happiness and Household income
Subject code: I01ab03

StudyFowler & McCalla (1969): study US 1965
TitleCorrelates of Morale among Aged in Greater Boston.
SourceProceedings of the 77th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Vol. 4, 1969, 733 -734
Public65+ aged, Metropolitan Boston, USA, 1965
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1335

Correlate
Author's labelTotal annual family income
Page in Source 734
Our classificationHousehold income , code I01ab03
Operationalization

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-c-sq-v-4-a
L-shaped curve: Significant among lower income 
levels only (below $ 4,000).


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-AOL-c-sq-v-4-aSelfreport on single question:

"In general, how good would you say your spirits are these days....?"
4 excellent
3 very good
2 fair
1 poor


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl