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Correlational findings

Study Phillips & Clancy (1971): study US Various places 1967

Public:
21+ aged general public, New England and Mid-Atlantic States, USA, 197?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 404
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Perceived desirability of happiness as atrait
Our Classification
Operationalization
Rating of 'happiness' on a 9-point scale of desirability: low/medium/high desirability

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.28 p < .01 Gamma's computed on the basis of proportions 'very happy' answers

Females: Q = +.40
Males  | Q = +.10

High need for social approval  : G' = +.33 (ns)
Medium need for social approval: G' = +.30 (05)
Low need for social approval   : G' = +.22 (ns)