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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
Somatic symptoms
Our Classification
Operationalization
Mean based on an 18-item checklist of physical complaints, including such questions as: "Have you ever had spells of dizziness?", "Are you ever bothered by nightmares?"
Scale: 1.00 = never to 5.00 = always. Assessed at T1, T2, T3 and T4

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = - p < .001                   Somatic symptoms
Happiness         T1       T2       T3       T4
T1        tau = -.33     -.26     -.22     -.21
T2        tau = -.28     -.35     -.27     -.26
T3        tau = -.22     -.31     -.40     -.30
T4        tau = -.24     -.28     -.30     -.36
All tau's significant (001)
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970