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Correlational findings

Study Bradburn (1969): study US 1963

Public:
21-60 aged, urban areas, USA, 1963 - 64
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2787
Non Response:
± 20%, Attrition ± 30%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Repeated interviews at home using highly structured questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's label
Physical symptoms
Our Classification
Operationalization
55-item index of closed questions on general aches and pains, headaches, dizziness, rapid heart beat, and hands sweating and feeling damp and clammy; during the past few weeks
(items from Stouffer et al., 1950).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a G = - Index of Positive Affects:
- Males  : G= +.00
- Females: G= -.02

Index of Negative Affects:
- Males  : G= +.47
- Females: G= +.45
- Stronger among those who are healthy than
  among those who are sick.
- Unaffected by expecting a nervous breakdown.