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Correlational findings

Study Beals (1985): study US 1978

Public:
Immigrants from Europe, USA, 1978
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 844
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Positive affect
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 2 questions:

A  Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are.....?"
1  not too happy
2  pretty happy
3  very happy

B  How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life.....?"
1  rarely
2  now and than
3  fairly often
4  all the time

Summation: factor score

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-u-mq-*-11-b r = +.85 p < .01 Immigrants from Western Europe
O-Sum-u-mq-*-11-b r = +.71 p < .01 Immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe