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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
Working
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 Unemployed
1 Working

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = -.54 p < .01 1957 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa tb = -.10 p < .01 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = -.47 p < .01 1976
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa tb = -.14 p < .01
            1957                 1976

- Men    G' = -.57 (01)       G' = -.73 (01)
         _b'= -.09 (01)       _b'= -.32 (01)
- Women  G' = -.48 (01)       G' = -.29 (01)
         _b'= -.10 (01)       _b'= -.07 (01)

Effect persists after control for age and education, both among males and females.