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Studies

Ackerman & Paolucci (1983): study US 1974

Publication

Author(s):
Ackerman, N.M.; Paolucci, B.
Title:
Objective and Subjective Income Adequacy: Their Relationship to Perceived Life Quality Measures.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1983, Vol. 12, 25 - 48

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1974
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1064
Non Response:
26%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about your life as a whole.....?
7  delighted
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  mixed
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible

Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale'  (original version)
Classification:
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Perceived overall life quality.

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Subjective income adequacy Subjective poverty Objective income adequacy `objective` poverty Subjective/objective adeqacy fit. Sufficiency of current income