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Correlational findings

Study Cantril (1965): study ZZ 1960

Public:
20+ aged general public, 14 countries, ±1960
Survey name:
Cantril World Survey
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 18653
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
by native interviewer

Correlate

Authors's label
Personal hopes and aspirations
Our Classification
Operationalization
Content-analysis of an open-ended ques- tion on personal wishes and hopes for the future. Responses rated for refe-
rence to:                              1.  Values and character:
    Emotional stability and maturity;
    be a normal, decent person; self-
    development or improvement; accept-
    ance by others; achieve sense of
    own personal worth; resolution of
    own religious, spiritual or ethical
    problems; lead a disciplined life;
    etc.

2.  Economic conditions:
    Improved or decent standard of
    living for self or family; have own
    business, own land, own farm; have
    own house; have modern convenience;
    have wealth; etc.

3.  Job or work situation:
    Good job, congenial work, employ-
    ment, success in one's work, etc.,
    for self, spouse, or other family
    members.

4.  Health of self or family:
    Concerning one's own health and
    health of family.

5.  Family matters:
    Happy family life; con-
    cern and hopes for relatives,
    children; etc.

6.  Political matters:
    Freedom and other aspiration having
    to do with the political situation.

7.  Social problems:
    Social justice; future generations;
    social security; etc.

8.  International situations:
    Peace; a better world, etc.

9.  Want status quo:
    Happiness with things as they are
    now.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a G = +.21 p < .01









C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a G = -.27 p < .01






C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a G = -.01 ns





C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a G = +.29 p < .01



C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a G = +.11 p < .01




C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a G = +.07 ns



C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a G = +.06 p < .05



C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a G = +.44 p < .05


C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a G = +.49 p < .05