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Correlational findings

Study McCrae & Costa (1991): study US Baltimore County, Maryland 1979

Public:
Single males and couples Baltimore USA, followed 7 years, 1979-86
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 429
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Positive affect
Our Classification
Operationalization
5-item index of closed questions on specific affects, part of Bradburn Affect Balance Score (AFF 2.3).     
Assessed at T1(1979) and T2(1981).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.73 p < .01 T1 happiness (full ABS) by T1 positive affect (part ABS).
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.38 p < .01 T1 happiness (LS: HAPP 2.1) by T1 positive affect A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.74 p < .01 T2 happiness (full ABS) by T2 positive affect    (part ABS) O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.40 p < .01 T2 happiness (LS: HAPP 2.1) by T2 positive affect