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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
Interpersonal aggression
Our Classification
Operationalization
A mean of six (at T1, T2, T3 and T4) or
eight (at T5) items which ascertains how often respondent hit, fought, or hurt other people, including relatives, teachers, and students. Scale: 0.00 = never to 4.00 = five or more times

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = -           Interpersonal aggression
        T1      T2      T3      T4      T5
Happiness
T2    -.18    -.09    -.09    -.06 ns -.05 ns
T2    -.10    -.10    -.08    -.02 ns -.01 ns
T3    -.07 ns -.08    -.08    -.04 ns -.04 ns
T4    -.08 ns -.02 ns -.06 ns -.03 ns -.05 ns
All tau's significant, unless indicated otherwise
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970, T5:1974