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Correlational findings

Study Kasl & Harburg (1975): study US 1970

Public:
25-60 aged married adults, Detroit, USA, 197?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
17%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interviews by same race interviewer

Correlate

Authors's label
Environmental stress
Our Classification
Operationalization
Low vs high stress in the area. Four   parts of the town were selected on the
basis of average education, income
unemployment, residential instability,
density and adult and juvenile crime
(census data). The four parts concern
high and low stress in white and black
areas.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-d r = 0 ns Unaffected by ethnicity.
Unrelated among males, negative among females.
Answers to questions on subjective stress show in
fact hardly any difference between the environ-
ments characterized as high or low stress on the
basis of census data.