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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
Average television viewing
Our Classification
Operationalization
Closed question on number of hours a day on the average one watched television last week, rated on a 7-point scale.
1 hour or less / 2 hours / 3 hours or more.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-e G = - ns Index of Positive Affects only  : G' = -.13 (ns)
- high S.E.S.    : G' = -.14 (ns)
- low S.E.S.     : G' = +.02 (ns)
- Among those of low S.E.S. U-shaped curve. Those   watching television for about 2 hours a day
  have most positive feelings.