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Correlational findings

Study Tan & Tan (1986): study US 1984

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1984
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 446
Non Response:
Not reported
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
Direct closed question, telephone interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Television viewing
Our Classification
Operationalization
Television viewing:
-News & Public affairs hours/week
-Game Shows hours/week
-Soap operas hours/week
-Sports hours/week
-Action drama hours/week
-Situation comedies number of situation
   comedies among five favorite programs

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-H?-?-sq-n-7-a Beta = +.03 ns News & public affairs O-H?-?-sq-n-7-a Beta = +.32 p < .001 Game shows O-H?-?-sq-n-7-a Beta = -.31 p < .001 Soap operas O-H?-?-sq-n-7-a Beta = +.14 ns Sports O-H?-?-sq-n-7-a Beta = +.01 ns Action drama O-H?-?-sq-n-7-a Beta = +.07 ns Situation comedies

Betas controlled for age and income