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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
Having plans to go to college
Our Classification
Operationalization
Respondent was asked a series of questions about his future plans at; if he replied he would go to college or graduate school in answer to any one of the questions, he was coded as having college plans. 0 = no college plans; 1 = college plans. Assessed at T1, T2 and T3

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau =                College plans
Happiness      T1          T2          T3
T1         +.08 (05)   +.09 (05)   +.13 (001)
T2         +.04 (ns)   +.10 (01)   +.11 (01)
T3         +.01 (ns)   +.06 (ns)   +.09 (05)
T4         -.00 (ns)   +.02 (ns)   +.04 (ns)
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970