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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
Economic depression of local environment
Our Classification
Operationalization
Comparison of 4 communities:
- two economically depressed
- one improving from a depression
- one economically well-off
Reversed among <50 aged and high S.E.S.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = -.17 p < .01 Negative among low S.E.S. only.
Strongest among age 50+ and low S.E.S.
Slightly reversed among age 50+ and high S.E.S.
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-e G = - Index of Positive Affects: G' = -.12 (01)
- Stronger among <50 aged
- Positive among low S.E.S.
- Not among high S.E.S.
Index of Negative Affects: G' = +.02 (ns)
- Negative among 50+ aged and lower S.E.S. only.
- Reversed among <50 aged and higher S.E.S.