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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
Ambitious job attitude
Our Classification
Operationalization
Summary index of amount of job ambition, derived by subtracting the 'job that doesn't bug' score from the 'job that pays off' score and adding a constant (see above).
Scale: 1.00 = low to 7.00 = 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 = + s              Ambitious job attitude
        T1        T2    T3    T4        T5
Happiness
T1    +.20      +.18  +.13  +.09 (05) +.10 (01)
T2    +.17      +.25  +.18  +.17      +.14
T3    +.13      +.20  +.25  +.19      +.15
T4    +.12 (01) +.17  +.20  +.26      +.17
All tau's significant with (001) unless indicated
otherwise
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970, T5:1974