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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
Does best work in school
Our Classification
Operationalization
Simple direct question at T1 and T2: "How close do you come to doing the best work you are able to do on school?"  1 = not at all close;
2 = not very close; 3 = somewhat close; 4 = quite close; 5 = very close

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = +                  Does best work in school
Happiness           T1            T2
T1           tau = +.19 (001)    +.11 (01)
T2           tau = +.15 (001)    +.16 (001)
T3           tau = +.11 (01)     +.10 (01)
T4           tau = +.08 (05)     +.07 (ns)
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970