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Correlational findings

Study Costa et al. (1987a): study US 1971

Public:
25-74 aged, USA, followed 9 years, 1971-1984
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4942
Non Response:
30%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
A booklet completed by participants with help from interviewers if required.

Correlate

Authors's label
Birth cohort (cross sequentional analysis)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Happiness assessed with 9 year interval:
T1: 1971-75
T2: 1981-84

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-6-a DM = Average happiness of same people over 9 year period
              1971-74   1981-84   CHANGE

All:          3.06      3,13      +0,07  (ns)

Females       1,47      1,60      +0,13  (ns)
born 1938-47  0.78      1,30      +0,68  (05)
born 1928-37  0,68      1,84      +1,16  (05)
born 1918-27  1,50      2,16      +0,66  (05)
born 1908-17  2,35      2,18      -0,17  (ns)
born 1898-07  2.97      1,25      -1,72  (05)

Males         5,08      4,25      -0,83  (05)
born 1938-47  5.24      3,95      -1,29  (05)  
born 1928-37  4,44      4,24      -0,20  (ns)
born 1918-27  4,65      3,91      -0,74  (05)
born 1908-17  4,94      6,17      +1,23  (05)
born 1898-07  7.30      3,85      -3,45  (05)

Affect Balance (M) computed by WDH-staff, subtracting Negative Affect from Positive Affect score