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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
White race
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 Blacks
1 Whites

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.33 p < .01 1957 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa tb = +.08 p < .01 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.36 p < .01 1976 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa tb = +.10 p < .01
               1957              1976

21 - 34 aged   G' = +.52 (01)    G' = +.70 (01)
               _b'= +.13 (01)    _b'= +.21 (01)
35 - 54 aged   G' = +.37 (01)    G' = +.33 (01)
               _b'= +.10 (01)    _b'= +.09 (01)
55+     aged   G' = -.04  ns     G' = +.03  ns
               _b'= -.01  ns     _b'= +.01  ns

Effect persists after control for age, sex and education. Interaction effects exist.