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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 assesment methods
Interviews, tests and questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's Label
Trust in government
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 3 questions measuring the extent to which the respondent
a: trusted the government not to waste money
b: to do what is right
c: o be run by capable people.
Rated:
1.00 = low
:
5.00 = high trust.


Assessed at T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = + s             Trust in government
Happiness   T1     T2     T3     T4     T5
T1        +.23   +.19   +.15   +.19   +.10 (01)
T2        +.21   +.24   +.20   +.23   +.14
T3        +.18   +.22   +.26   +.22   +.14
T4        +.17   +.19   +.21   +.23   +.17
All tau's significant with p < .001, unless indicated otherwise

T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970, T5:1974