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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 methods
Interviews, tests and questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's label
Later parental status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Parental status at T5, assesed in two ways:
- being married with children
  0 = single or married with no   children;
  1 = married with one or more children - being married with no children
  0 = single or married with children;
  1 = married with no children
Divorced and separated with or without children excluded from analysis

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau =                Married with      Married with
Happiness      children          no children
T1         tau = -.03 (ns)         +.07 (ns)
T2         tau = -.01 (ns)         +.07 (ns)
T3         tau = +.02 (ns)         +.09 (05)
T4         tau = +.02 (ns)         +.11 (01)
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970, T5:1974