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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
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