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Correlational findings

Study Bray & Howard (1980): study US 1956

Public:
40+ aged, male managers, Bell Telephone Company, 1956-1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 422
Non Response:
panel loss a t T5: 37%
Assessment:
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Rater instruction:"To what extent does this person need warmth and acceptance from peers and subordinates?".

Assessed at T5.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-PL-c-rc-v-5-a r = +.08 ns T5 need for peer approval by T5 happiness.

Later analysis of the full studygroup (N=266) showed a significantly negative correlation (BRAY 1983 p 302).