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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
Education
Our Classification
Operationalization
Grade School
Some High School
High School Graduate
Some College
College Graduate

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-a G = +.06 p < .01 1976 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = -.29 p < .01 1957 O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-a tc = +.03 p < .05 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa tc = -.21 p < .01 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = -.17 p < .01 1976 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa tc = -.11 p < .01
% very happy:             1957        1976

- Grade School             23          24
- Some High School         30          24
- High School Graduate     46          32
- Some College             43          36
- College Graduate         44          37

Effect persists after control for age and sex.