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Correlational findings

Study Bachman et al. (1978): study US 1966

Public:
Public highschool boys followed 8 years from grade 10, USA, 1966-74
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1628
Non Response:
2.8% at T1, 17.2% at T2, 21.0% at T3, 28.9% at T4, 28.5% at T5
Assessment:
Multiple assesment methods
Interviews, tests and questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's Label
Level of (later) college
Our Classification
Remarks
College mean of Scholastic Aptitude Test scores, or American College Test scores, or estimates of these scores (See Astin, 1971) (measured at T5)
Operationalization
T5 scholastic competence (measured at T5)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = ns                      T5 scholastic competence
T1 happiness:        tau =  .00  (ns)
T2 happiness:        tau = -.04  (ns)
T3 happiness:        tau = -.04  (ns)
T4 happiness:        tau = -.06  (ns)

T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970, T5:1974