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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
Preference for 'a job that pays off'
Our Classification
Operationalization
6-item index of closed qestions indicating preference for:steady job, learning new things, good chances for getting ahead, good pay, using one's skills, nice friendly collegues.
Scale: 1.00 = low to 4.00 = high. 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 = +          Preference for 'a job that pays off'
       T1       T2   T3       T4       T5
Happiness
T1    .22      .15  .11 (01) .10 (01) .09 (05)
T2    .15      .20  .12      .11 (01) .11 (01)
T3    .10 (01) .16  .17      .10 (01) .08 (05)
T4    .11 (01) .13  .11 (01) .15      .07 (ns) All tau's positive with (001) unless indicated otherwise
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970, T5:1974