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Correlational findings

Study Costa et al. (1987a): study US 1971 /1

Public:
25-74 aged, USA, samples in 1971-75 and 1981-84
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 11899
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
A booklet completed by participants with help from interviewers if required.

Correlate

Authors's label
Period (time sequentional analysis)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Happiness assessed at two points in time
in different samples
- 1971-74
- 1981-84

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-6-a DM = Average happiness at different times in independent samples (not the same people)

          1971-74   1981-84   Difference
Females   1,62      1,73      +,11   (ns)
25-34     -         -                     
35-44     0,41      1,31      +0,90  (05)
45-54     1,60      1,82      +0,22  (ns)  
55-64     2,15      2,21      +0,06  (ns)
65-74     2,95      2,50      -0,45  (ns)

Males     5,05      4,38      -0,67  (05)
25-34     -         -
35-44     4,71      3,93      -0,78  (05)
45-54     4,64      4,19      -0,45  (05)
55-64     4,58      4,03      -0,55  (05)
65-74     7,25      5,98      -1,27  (05)

Affect Balance (M) computed by WDH-staff, subtracting Negative Affect from Positive Affect score
Females     1,98      1,31      -0,23
age 25-34   -         -                 
age 35-44   0,41      1,31      +0,90


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