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Correlational findings

Study Phillips & Clancy (1972): study US New England 1967

Public:
21+ aged , general public, eastern states, USA, 196?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 404
Non Response:
3.7%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Happiness of Interviewer
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on a single question:
Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are:
3: Very happy
2: Pretty happy
1: Not too happy

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad Q = +.17 Happiness of interviewers by happiness of respondents

Years of education respondents:
- 1-11:   Q = +.24
- 12-15:  Q = -.12
- 16+:    Q = +.42

Modelling effects (projection by interviewer of own characteristics on responden) appear even in telephonic interview. The effect on happiness rating is, but strongest for the highest educated respondents.