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Correlational findings

Study Ormel (1980): study NL 1970

Public
15-60 aged, general public, followed 12 month, The Netherlands, 1967-77
Sample
Respondents
N = 296
Non Response
18%
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's Label
Change in happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Increase in happiness over T2-T3.
8-item additive index of specific affects in the past few weeks (Bradburn Affect Balance Scale: AFF 2.3)
Assessed at T2(1976) and T3(1977).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = +.18 p < .01 T3 happiness by T2-T3 increase in happiness