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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
Need for self- utilization
Our Classification
Operationalization
8-item index containing closed questions concerning use of one's existing skills and abilities. Scale:
1.00 = low; 5.00 = high need for
self-utilization. Assessed at T1, T2, T3 and T4

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = +             Need for self-utilization
Happiness   T1        T2        T3      T4
T1        +.27      +.15      +.17    +.12 (01)
T2        +.14      +.26      +.20    +.15
T3        +.09 (05) +.12 (01) +.26    +.16
T4        +.07 (ns) +.11 (01) +.19    +.25
All tau's significant with (001) unless indicated otherwise
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970