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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
Most important worry
Our Classification
Operationalization
Open-ended question about most important worries:
1: Worry mentioned
0: other worries mentioned

a: Family and children
b: Health (personal and family)
c: Financial worries, money
d: Security, job, future
e: Politics, world and national conditions
f: Work conditions
g: Personal traits
h: Housing, place to live
i: Vague answers (anything, everything)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = +.10 p < .05 a: Family O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = +.15 p < .01 b: Health O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = -.23 p < .01 c: Money O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = -.09 ns d: Security O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = +.31 p < .01 e: Politics O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = +.05 ns f: Work O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = -.05 ns g: Character O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = -.25 ns h: House O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = -.03 ns i: Vague