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Correlational findings

Study Townsend & Gurin (1981): study US 1972

Public:
18+ aged, white women, USA, 1972
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 946
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Correlate

Authors's label
Education
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: 0-8 grades
2: 9-12 grades
3: more than 12

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-c-sq-v-3-b DMa =           raw mean   adjusted mean
0- 8      M = 1,86   Ma = 1.86
1-12      M = 1,90   Ma = 1.80
> 12      M = 1,93   Ma = 1.94

O-Slu recoded 1-2
O-SLu-c-sq-v-3-b = +.00 ns (raw) O-SLu-c-sq-v-3-b Beta = 01 ns (adjusted) C-RA-h-sq-v-2-a DMa = +           raw mean   adjusted mean
0- 8      M = 1,62   Ma = 1.63
1-12      M = 1,67   Ma = 1.66
> 12      M = 1,74   Ma = 1.76

Ma's adjusted for
- role fit
  - employed
  - career oriented home maker
  - home oriented home maker
- marital status
- age
C-RA-h-sq-v-2-a = +.01 ns (raw) C-RA-h-sq-v-2-a Beta = +.01 p < .05 (adjusted)

Happiness reversed (in original presented as life 'dissatisfaction')