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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
Educational level
Our Classification
Operationalization
8th grade or less / less than high school graduate / high school graduate / part college / college graduate or more

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.18 p < .01 Stronger in low income categories A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-e G = +.31 p < .01 Lower income categories:
Stronger positive relationship
Unaffected by age
Negative in higher income categories:
When elaborated for age U-shaped curve:
under age 40: slightly positive
age 40-59   : no relationship
age 60+     : negative