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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
Ageing
Our Classification
Operationalization
1972
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1985

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa DMa = ns youngest cohort (turned 18 in 1970 or later) O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa DMa = ns young/middle cohort (turned 18 between 1960-69) O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa DMa = p < .05 middle cohort (turned 18 between 1950-59) O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa DMa = ns middle/old cohort (turned 18 between 46-49) O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa DMa = p < .05 eldest cohort (turned 18 prior to 1940)

Means adjusted for social class, age and marital status