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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 Coherence
Our Classification
Operationalization
Respondents indicated (dis)agreement with the following statements:
a) The world is too complex for you (-)
b) Only scientists understand how the world works (-)
c) You cannot make sense of what's going on in the world (-)
d) Most cultures are so strange that you cannot understand them (-)
e) It is worthwhile to understand the world you live in (+)
f) It is hard to predict what will happen next in society (-)
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 = +.20 p < .01 O-SLu-h-sq-v-4-a r = +.16 p < .01