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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
Uncontrollable worries
Our Classification
Operationalization
Response to single question:
"Last week how often did you think about ...."
A.  Growing old
B.  Death
C.  Health
D.  Atom bomb or fallout
Rated: not at all / sometimes / often

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = - A.  High S.E.S. : G' = -.55 (01)
    Low  S.E.S. : G' = -.52 (01)

B.  Low S.E.S.-group only : G' = -.34 (01)

C.  High S.E.S. : G' = -.31 (01)
    Low  S.E.S. : G' = -.37 (01)

D.  High S.E.S. : G' = -.04 (ns)
    Low  S.E.S. : G' = -.26 (05)