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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
Geographic region
Our Classification
Operationalization
Geographic region of respondent at T1: west, north central, northeast, or south region

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = ns Region: west 1, other 0
T1 happiness:    tau = -.00 (ns)   
T2 happiness:    tau = +.01 (ns)   
T3 happiness:    tau = +.02 (ns)   
T4 happiness:    tau = +.01 (ns)   
      
Rgion:north central 1, other 0
T1 happiness:    tau = -.04 (ns)
T2 happiness:    tau = -.02 (ns)
T3 happiness:    tau = -.05 (ns)
T4 happiness:    tau = -.04 (ns)

Region: north east 1, other 0
T1 happiness:    tau = -.02 (ns)
T2 happiness:    tau = -.05 (ns)
T3 happiness:    tau = -.01 (ns)
T4 happiness:    tau = -.01 (ns)

Region: south 1, other 0
T1 happiness:    tau = +.07 (ns)
T2 happiness:    tau = +.05 (ns)
T3 happiness:    tau = +.05 (ns)
T4 happiness:    tau = +.04 (ns)
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970