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Correlational findings

Study Cherlin & Reeder (1975): study US Los Angeles County, California 1972

Public:
Adults, general public, Los Angeles County, USA, 1972-1973
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
20% in 1972 and 23% in 1973.
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Internal control expectation
Our Classification
Operationalization
4-item index of forced choice questions measuring the respondent's expectations concerning personal control over the events of one's life (items from the Rotter Internal vs External Locus of Control Scale; see Rotter, 1966)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.29 p < .001 1972: Positive Affect: r = +.21 (001)
      Negative Affect: r = -.21 (001)
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.28 p < .001 1973: Positive Affect: r = +.27 (001)
      Negative Affect: r = -.15 (001)