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Correlational findings

Study Chiriboga (1982a): study US 1969

Public:
People in transition followed 11 years, metropolis, USA, 1969-1980
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 163
Non Response:
Attrition after 11 years 24%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Lengthy interviews

Correlate

Authors's label
Earlier and current stress
Our Classification
Operationalization
Number of events during past year as rated on a 138-item Life Event Inventory. Sumscore weighted by preoccupation with event (how often S says to think of it).
Inventory administered three times:
-recently    (T5:1980)
-4 years ago (T4:1976)
-6 years ago (T3:1974)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-cb r = Negative events by T5 happiness
                     Males         Females   
recent      T5:1980  r= -.36(01)   r= -.44(01)
4 years ago T4:1976  r= -.15 ns    r= -.24(05)
6 years ago T3:1974  r= -.03 ns    r=  .00(ns)

Positive events by T5 happiness
                     Males           Females
recent      T5:1980  r= + 26(05)   r= +.23(05)
4 years ago T4:1976  r= +.12 ns    r= +.07(ns)
6 years ago T3:1974  r= +.07 ns    r= -.01(ns)