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Correlational findings

Study Veroff et al. (1981): study US 1976

Public:
21+ aged, general public, USA, 1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2264
Non Response:
29%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Sources of unhappiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Open-ended question: "What are some of
the things you're not too happy about these days?".

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = ns Sources mentioned:          1957       1976

- Economic and material     -.05       -.07
- Children                  -.10       -.05
- Marriage                  -.10       -.10
- Other interpersonal       -.10       -.09
- Job                       -.02       -.05
- Own health                -.11       -.05
- Family's health           -.07       -.03
- Independence               -          -
- Personal char.            +.03       +.05
- Community, national
  and world problems        +.03       +.04