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Correlational findings

Study Klassen et al. (1975): study US Kansas 1972

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Kansas City, USA, 1971-1972
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 976
Non Response:
27%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Need for social approval
Our Classification
Operationalization
14 item index: Social desiribility scale of Marlowe & Crowne 1960
(shortened version)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-a r = .19 p < .01 M-PL-g-sq-?-0-a r = +.17 p < .01 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.15 p < .01 C-BW-c-sq-l-10-a rpc = +.16 rpc controlled for age education and race.
Signs of correlations reversed.
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa rpc = +.20 M-PL-g-sq-?-0-a rpc = +.20