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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
Novelty
Our Classification
Operationalization
3-item index of direct questions on acitivities engaged in during the past few weeks. Each rated yes/no.
- met new people
- gone to new places
- engaged in new activities

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a G = + Index of Positive Affects:             G= +.34
- When controlled for S.E.S.:          G= +.30
- Unaffected by sociability
- Stronger among those who are
  not satisfied with their social life:G= +.40