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Correlational findings

Study Willits et al. (1978): study US 1946

Public:
Highschool pupils, rural area, followed 25 years, Pennsylvania, USA, 1946-71
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2081
Non Response:
26%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Migration
Our Classification
Operationalization
0. Non-migrants
1. Migrants

Ss. were defined as a migrant if their residences at T1 and T2 were more than 50 miles apart.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = -.05 ns Males:  - non-migrants M = 1.27   Mt' = 6.4
        - migrants     M = 1.27   Mt' = 6.4
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.04 ns Females: - non-migrants M = 1.36   Mt' = 6.8
         - migrants     M = 1.42   Mt' = 7.1

ß controlled for father's occupation, highschool grade point average and education.