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Correlational findings

Study Michalos (1980): study CA 1979

Public:
University staff members, Guelph Canada, 1979
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 357
Non Response:
59%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Goal achievement
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
Some people have certain goals or aspirations for various aspects of their lives. They aim for a particular sort of home, income, family lifestyle, and so on. Compared to your general aims and goals, how would you say that your life measures up to it.....?"
1  not at all
2   fairly
3   poorly
4   half as well as your goal
5   fairly
6   well
7  matches your goal

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.63 O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa r = +.64 O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.44 ß controlled for best previous experience and
average folks.
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.51 Controlled for best previous experience and
life compared with average folks.