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Correlational findings

Study Kivett (2000): study US 1976

Public:
Very old, rural area USA, followed 20 years, 1976-1997
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 49
Non Response:
> 10%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Change life satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
Happiness assessed at
T1: 1976
T2: 1986
T3: 1989
T4: 1996/7

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca W = -2.1 p < .05 T1 to T3 change in happiness C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca t. = 2.84 p < .01 C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca W = -1.0 T3 to T4 change in happiness C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca t. = 2.07 p < .05 C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca W = -1.7 T1 to T4 change in happiness C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca t. = 3.97 p < .001 C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca = Negative W values denote a rise in happiness over time each of the time periods.