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Correlational findings

Study Bennett (1970): study US 1969

Public:
Nuns, Catholic congregations, USA, 1969
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 963
Non Response:
11,5%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Educational level
Our Classification
Operationalization
1.No college
2.College, but no degree
3.Bachelor's degree
4.Graduate work but no graduate degree
5.Master's degree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-f r = -.05 ns Happiness and education appeared to be related in a U-shaped pattern with the least educated and the best educated being the happiest groups. Since, however these groups also had the oldest average age, it seems likely that happiness is more a function of age the of education.