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Correlational findings

Study Smith (1982): study US 1972

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-1980
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 11997
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
School drop out
Our Classification
Operationalization
College Dropouts
0 Associate or bachelor's degree
1 Some college but no degree

Graduate School Dropouts
0 Graduate degree
1 Bachelor's with 5 or more years of   
  college but no graduate degree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa D% = - Attended college          % happy
- degree                  37,9
- no degree               34,9
difference                -3,0
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = -.05 p < .01 degree:    37,9 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa tb = -.03 ns no degree: 34,9
       
         
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa D% = - Attended graduate school  % happy
- degree                  40,2
- no degree               35,7
difference                -4,5
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = -.08 p < .01 degree:    40,2 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa tb = -.04 ns no degree: 35,7