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Correlational findings

Study Fordyce (1972): study US 1971

Public:
University students, USA, 1971
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 86
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
And content analysis

Correlate

Authors's label
Value dimensions
Our Classification
Operationalization
Study of Values Inventory (see Allport et al., 1951). Six standardized scores were developed from Ss' responses to a number of value-related questions and choice procedures contained in the inventory.

a. Theoretical; (dominant interest in the discovery of truth, emperical, critical, rational, 'intellectual' approach)
b. Economic; (emphazising useful and practical values; 'average American businessman'
c. Aesthetic; (placing the highest values on form and harmony; judging and enjoying each unique experience by its grace, symmetry or fitness)
d. Social; (altruism, philantropy)
e. Political; (primarily interested in personal power, influence and renown)
f. Religious; (mystical, concerned with unity of all experience, and seeking to comprehend the cosmos as a whole)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = -.22 p < .05 Theoretical
-Males   : r = -.17 (ns)
-Females : r = -.21 (ns)
A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = -.06 ns Economic
-Males   : r = -.01 (ns)
-Females : r = -.06 (ns)
A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = +.07 ns Aesthetic
-Males   : r = +.16 (ns)
-Females : r = -.02 (ns)
A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = +.00 ns Social
-Males   : r = +.08 (ns)
-Females : r = -.06 (ns)
A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = -.14 ns Political
-Males   : r = -.10 (ns)
-Females : r = -.12 (ns)
A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = +.26 p < .01 Religious
-Males   : r = -.01 (ns)
-Females : r = +.36 (01)