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Correlational findings

Study Adams (1997): study US 1980

Public:
Black Americans, USA, followed from 1980 to 1992
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 623
Non Response:
T1: 32%; T2: 19%; T3: 17%; T4:17%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
T1: face to face interviews; T2,T3,T4: telephone interviews

Correlate

Authors's label
Panel drop out
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: participated at T1,T2,T3,T4 (all)
2: participated at T1,T2,T3 but not T4
3: participated at T1,T2, but not T3,T4
4: participated at T1 only

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-c-sq-v-4-b t. = +1.2 p < .25 1 vs 4; participated at all times vs at T1 only O-SLu-c-sq-v-4-b t. = +1.4 p < .15 2 vs 4: participated at T1+T2+T3 vs at T1 only O-SLu-c-sq-v-4-b t. = +1.7 p < .08 3 vs 4; participated at T1+T2 vs at T1 only