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Correlational findings

Study Thomas & Hughes (1986): study US 1972

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-85
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 18000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Race
Our Classification
Operationalization
1  Blacks
2  Whites

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa DMa = +.20 p < .001 1972 whites: Ma=2.16, blacks: Ma=1.98
1973 whites: Ma=2.25, blacks: Ma=1.95
1974 whites: Ma=2.25, blacks: Ma=2.14
1975 whites: Ma=2.21, blacks: Ma=2.09
1976 whites: Ma=2.25, blacks: Ma=1.96
1977 whites: Ma=2.24, blacks: Ma=2.19
1978 whites: Ma=2.27, blacks: Ma=2.12
1980 whites: Ma=2.23, blacks: Ma=2.00
1982 whites: Ma=2.23, blacks: Ma=2.08
1983 whites: Ma=2.21, blacks: Ma=2.05
1984 whites: Ma=2.25, blacks: Ma=2.11
1985 whites: Ma=2.19, blacks: Ma=2.04
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = -.00 p < .05 Whites (b=-.0002) O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +.00 ns Blacks (b=+.0044) O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +.01 ns Interaction race/year: difference in slope whites-blacks (b=+.0046) O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = ns Interaction with social class
-class of origin (fathers education, mothers
  education, family income at age 16)
-own education
-income
-employment