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Correlational findings

Study Keyes (1998): study US Wisconsin 1994

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Dane County, Wisconsin USA, 1994
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 373
Non Response:
37%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Social Actualization
Our Classification
Operationalization
Respondents indicated (dis)agreement with the following statements:
a) Society has stopped making progress (-)
b) Society is not improving for people like you (-)
c) Social institutions (e.g. government & law) do not make your life better (-)
d) Society is continually evolving (+)
e) Society is a productive place for people to live in (+)
f) There is no social progress (-)
g) The world is becoming a better place for everyone (+)
Items with (-) are reverse scored on scale ranging from 1.strongly 2.moderately 3.slightly disagree 4.slightly 5.moderately 6.Strongly agree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-m-sq-v-4-a r = +.26 p < .01 O-SLu-h-sq-v-4-a r = +.16 p < .01