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Correlational findings

Study Bradburn & Caplovitz (1965): study US Illinois 1962

Public:
Adult, general public, 4 towns, varying in economic prosperity, Illinois, USA, 1962
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2006
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Age
Our Classification
Operationalization
(-30 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 / 70+)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = -.18 p < .01 A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-e G = -.05 p < .01 U-shaped curve: Ss of age 50-59 being most happy. After age 60 stronger positive relation between age and the Index of Negative Affects.