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Correlational findings

Study Andrews (1991): study US 1980

Public:
Adults, general public, USA, 1972-1988
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2985
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
1972: face to face interview 1988: telephone interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Age cohort
Our Classification
Operationalization
born in:          age 1972     age 1988 1958-1970                        18-30 1948-1957           15-24        31-40 1938-1947           25-34        41-50
1928-1937           35-44        51-60
1918-1927           45-54        61-70
1908-1917           55-64        71-80

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a DMt = + age cohort   mean happiness (Ms')  change (DMt')
               1972      1988      1972-1988
1958-1970                8.0
1948-1957      7.5       8.0          +0.5
1938-1947      7.5       8.0          +0.5
1928-1937      7.5       7.7          +0.2
1918-1927      7.2       8.0          +0.8
1908-1917      7.5       8.0          +0.5
Happiness scores rated on 1-7 point scale.
Means transformed to 0-10 scale (Ms')