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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
Prefer more militaryinfluence
Our Classification
Operationalization
A mean of two items concerning military influence and expenditure on the military. Scale: 1.00 = military has far too much influence, or U.S. spends far too much, to 5.00 = military has far too little influence, or U.S. spends far too little. Assessed at T3 and T5

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = +                 Prefer more military influence
Happiness       T3           T5
T1        tau = +.05 (ns)    +.03 (ns)
T2        tau = +.08 (05)    +.05 (ns)
T3        tau = +.08 (05)    +.02 (ns)
T4        tau = +.08 (05)    +.04 (ns)
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970, T5:1974