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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
Controllable concerns
Our Classification
Operationalization
Closed questions: "Last week how often did you think about ....."
not at all / sometimes / often
A. Getting ahead
B. Money
C. Personal enemies
D. Work
E. Marriage
F. Bringing up children

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = A.  High S.E.S.-group only: G' = -.06 (ns)

B.  Unaffected by S.E.S.  : G' = -.22 (01)

C.  High S.E.S.           : G' = -.32 (01)
    Low S.E.S.            : G' = -.27 (05)

D.  High S.E.S.           : G' = -.08 (ns)
    Low S.E.S.            : G' = -.11 (05)

E.  High S.E.S.           : G' = -.07 (ns)
    Low S.E.S.            : G' = -.03 (ns)

F.  High S.E.S.           : G' = +.06 (ns)
    Low S.E.S.            : G' = +.02 (ns)