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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
Parent's education
Our Classification
Operationalization
Simple direct question at T1: How many grades of school did your father/mother complete?
1 = less than HS;
2 = some HS (9 - 11 years);
3 = some HS plus noncollege training;
4 = completed HS (12 years);
5 = completed HS plus noncollege       training;
6 = some college;
7 = completed college;
8 = post-graduate degree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = + ns - Father's education
T1 happiness:        tau = +.05  (ns)
T2 happiness:        tau = +.03  (ns)
T3 happiness:        tau = +.01  (ns)
T4 happiness:        tau = +.04  (ns)
- Mother's education
T1 happiness:        tau = +.02  (ns)
T2 happiness:        tau = -.00  (ns)
T3 happiness:        tau = -.02  (ns)
T4 happiness:        tau = -.00  (ns)
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970