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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
Status of aspired occupation
Our Classification
Operationalization
The Duncan status rating of the job the respondent thinks he might do for a living.

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 =             Ambitious job attitude
        T1      T2      T3      T4       T5
Happiness
T1     +.07    +.06    +.06    +.08(05) +.01
T2     +.00    +.05    +.01    +.06     +.01
T3     -.03    +.03    +.01    +.04     -.02
T4     -.02    -.01    +.00    +.02     -.04
All tau's not significant, unless indicated otherwise
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970, T5:1974