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Correlational findings

Study Tiggemann & Winefield (1984): study AU 1980

Public:
School leavers, Australia, 1980-81, followed 1 year
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 761
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
T1: August 1980 (when still at school) : questionnaires administered in class; T2: August 1981 (after leaving school): same questionnaire, ubknown how collected

Correlate

Authors's label
Employed (vs unemployed)
Our Classification
Operationalization
0: unemployed
1: employed

Assessed at T2

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-TH-g-sq-v-4-h DM = + T1 happiness (when still at school) by T2 employment

MALES
                    M        SD
0: unemployed      2,9      0,7
1: employed        3,0      0,7
-difference       +0,1
M-TH-g-sq-v-4-h DM = 0 FEMALES
                    M        SD
0: unemployed      3,2      0,8
1: employed        3,2      0,7
-difference        0,0
M-TH-g-sq-v-4-h DM = + T2 happiness by T2 employment (1 year later)

MALES
                    M        SD        
0: unemployed      2,8      0,8       
1: employed        3,0      0,7
-difference       +0,2
M-TH-g-sq-v-4-h DM = + FEMALES
                    M        SD
0: unemployed      2,9      0,8
1:employed         3,3      0,7
- difference      +0,4
M-TH-g-sq-v-4-h DM = T1-T2 CHANGE HAPPINESS by T2 employment

MALES
                      Unemployed   Employed
T1 happiness:     M=     2,9         3,0
T2 happiness:     M=     2,8         3,0
-difference             -0,1         0
M-TH-g-sq-v-4-h DM = FEMALES
                      Unemployed   Employed
T1 happiness:     M=     3,2         3,2
T2 happiness:     M=     2,9         3.3
-difference             -0,3        +0,1