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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
Actual past happiness_C
Our Classification
Operationalization
10-item index of closed questions on specific affects Bradburn Affect Balance Score (AFF 2.3).

Assessed at:
- T1: 1979
- T2: 1981

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.51 p < .01 T2 happiness (full ABS) by T1 happiness (full ABS) O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.51 p < .01 T2 happiness (LS: HAPP 2.1) by T1 happiness (ABS: AFF 2.3)
        
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.37 p < .01 T2 happiness (full ABS) by T1 positive affect    (part ABS) O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.37 p < .01 T2 happiness (LS: HAPP 2.1) by T1 positive affect A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = -.39 p < .01 T2 happiness (full ABS) by T1 negative affect    (part ABS) O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = -.39 p < .01 T2 happiness (LS: HAPP 2.1) by T1 negative affect