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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
Expected happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Compared to your life today, how do you think things will 5 or 10 years from now?
- Happier
- About the same
- Less happy
- Don't know - won't be here
- Not ascertained

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = -.21 p < .01 1957 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa tc = -.13 p < .01 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.00 ns 1976 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa tc = +.00 ns
% very happy:            1957         1976

- Happier                 43           38
- About the same          38           37
- Less happy               6            8
- Don't know -
     Won't be here        11           10
- Not ascertained          2            6