# Correlational findings

## Study Minyard Frost & Frost (2000): study ZZ Various nation sets 1995

Public
21-22 aged, college students Romania and USA, 199?
Sample
Respondents
N = 418
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)

## Correlate

Authors's Label
Importance of aspirations
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Inter item correlation a: US +.61, Romenia +.51 b: US +.70, Romenia +.60 c: US +.88, Romenia +.73 d: US +.79, Romenia +.68 Total importance: US +.85, Romenia: +.82
Distribution
a: US: M=4.58, SD=0.54; Romenia: M=4.50, SD=0.57
b: US: M=4.63, SD=0.53; Romenia: M=4.29, SD=0.64
c; US: M=3.62, SD=0.90; Romenia: M=3.54, SD=0.80
d: US: M=3.67, SD=0.89; Romenia: M=3.96, SD=0.79
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfreport on 22 questions about major life aspirations on:
a: self acceptance
e.g. You will be in charge of your life
b: affiliation
e.g. You will have good friends that you can count on
c: community feeling
e.g. You will work to make the world a better place
d: Financial success
e.g. You will have a job that pays well

Importance rated
1  not at all
.
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5 very important

## Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-ASG-u-mq-n-5-a = ns Importance of self acceptance aspirations
- US students        r = +.04
- Romanian students  r = +.07
C-ASG-u-mq-n-5-a = ns Importance of affiliation aspirations
- US students        r = +.05
- Romanian students  r = -.09
C-ASG-u-mq-n-5-a = + s Importance of comminity related aspirations
- US students        r = +.16 (05)
- Romanian students  r = +.19 (01)
C-ASG-u-mq-n-5-a = - p < .01 Importance of financial success aspirations
- US students        r = -.17
- Romanian students  r = -.12