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Correlational findings

Study Wessman (1956): study US 1946

Public:
21+ aged, general public, USA, 1946
Survey name:
Gallup poll
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2377
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Perceived happiest period
Our Classification
Operationalization
Open-ended question on happiest period in life
1: Mentioned:
   a. Childhood, school days, college, when I was single
   b. Now, recently, until now
   c. Married life
   d. Having babies, raising children, when children were small
   e. Failing in love, getting married, early married life
   f. When family was together, before husband or wife died
   g. Early working days
   h. Always happy
   i. Never happy
   j. No opinion
0: Not menstioned

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = -.32 p < .01 a: Childhood O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = +.23 p < .01 b: Now O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = +.36 p < .01 c: Married live O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = +.10 ns d: Children O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = -.07 ns e: Love O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = -.16 ns f: Family O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = -.48 p < .01 g: Early working day's O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = +.47 p < .01 h: Always happy O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = -1.0 p < .01 i: Never happy O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = -.37 p < .01 j: No opinion O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = +.17 p < .01 c+d+e+f: marriage and family life O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = -.35 p < .01 a+g: childhood, youth and early adulthood O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = -.05 ns other than family matters

Gamma's computed on the basis of % mentioned