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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
Age
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: 18 - 29  years
2: 30 - 49  years
3: over 49  years

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-c-sq-v-3-b DMa =           raw mean   adjusted mean
18-29     M = 1,92   Ma = 1.91
30-49     M = 1,91   Ma = 1.89
49+       M = 1,89   Ma = 1.90

O-Slu recoded 1-2
O-SLu-c-sq-v-3-b = +.00 ns (raw) O-SLu-c-sq-v-3-b Beta = +.00 ns C-RA-h-sq-v-2-a =           raw mean   adjusted mean
18-29     M = 1,72   Ma = 1.73
30-49     M = 1,73   Ma = 1.69
49+       M = 1,62   Ma = 1.64

Ma's adjusted for
- role fit
  - employed
  - career oriented home maker
  - home oriented home maker
- education
- marital status
C-RA-h-sq-v-2-a = +.01 ns (raw) C-RA-h-sq-v-2-a Beta = +.00 ns (adjusted)

Happiness scores reversed (in original presented as ífe 'dissatisfaction')