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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
Amount of worries
Our Classification
Operationalization
12-item index of questions on worries during the past few weeks about:
Each rated yes/no.
1.  not having enough money
2.  financial debts
3.  work
4.  getting along with wife / husband /
    girlfriend / boyfriend
5.  moving ahead in the world
6.  one's children
7.  sexual problems
8.  people one has troubles with
9.  health
10. things that happen in one's neigh-
    bourhood
11. world situation
12. growing old

(Adapted from Srole et al., 1962).

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= -.03

Index of Negative Affects:
- Males   : G= +.40
- Females : G= +.41

Unaffected by expecting a nervous breakdown.