# 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
Likelihood that aspirations are met
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Inter item correlation a: US +.73, Romenia +.62 b: US +.71, Romenia +.67 c: US +.84, Romenia +.83 d: US +.74, Romenia +.72 Total Likelihood: US +.87, Romenia +.88
Distribution
a: US: M=4.24, SD=.67; Romenia: M=3.95, SD=.70
b: US: M=4.39, SD=.59; Romenia: M=3.81, SD=.74
c: US: M=3.58, SD=.81; Romenia: M=2.98, SD=.91
d: US: M=3.72, SD=.81; Romenia: M=3.50, SD=.81
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

Likelyhood of meeting rated
1  very low
.
.
5 very high

## Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-ASG-u-mq-n-5-a = s Likelihood of self-acceptance aspirations
- US students        r = +.19 (01)
- Romanian students  r = +.02 (ns)
C-ASG-u-mq-n-5-a = ns Likelihood of affiliation aspirations
- US students        r = +.04
- Romanian students  r = -.10
C-ASG-u-mq-n-5-a = ns Likelihood of community related aspirations
- US students        r = +.05
- Romanian students  r = +.10
C-ASG-u-mq-n-5-a = s Likelihood of financial succes aspirations
- US students        r = -.22 (01)
- Romanian students  r = -.03 (ns)