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Correlational findings

Study Wilkening & McGranahan (1978): study US Wisconsin 1974 /1

Public:
18+ aged, general public, NW Wisconsin-residents, USA, 1974
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1423
Non Response:
12%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Level of education
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: 8th grade or less
2: some high school
3: high school completed
4: some college
5: college degree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a r = -.02 ns O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = -.07 p < .05 ß controlled for 1+2+3+4+5 :                  
1: occupation, income, level of living.         
2: live alone, married, children, contact with
   relatives, contact with friends, church-
   attendance, organizational membership.
3: health problems, recent move, separated/
   divorced, unemployed.
4: retired,widowed.
5: urban living, rural living, female.

ß in different age groups:
under 30: +.04  ns     30-49   : -.02  ns
50-64   : -.14  05     over 64 : -.09  ns
   
O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = -.08 p < .05 ß controlled for 1
interaction with age:ns