# 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
Alcohol use
Our Classification
Operationalization
Simple direct question at T3, T4 and T5 asking respondent how often he has used alcoholic beverages (for other than medical purposes) during part or all of the last year. 1 = never; 2 = once or twice a year; 3 = 3 - 10 times a year; 4 = once or twice a month; 5 = once or twice a week; 6 = nearly every day

## Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a = ns                    Alcohol use
T3        T4        T5
Happiness
T1          tau = -.05      -.04      -.04
T2          tau = -.00      -.02      -.03
T3          tau = -.02      -.04      -.02
T4          tau = +.01      -.06      -.05
All tau's not significant
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970, T5:1974