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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
Education
Our Classification
Operationalization
8th grade or lest
part high school high school graduate
part college
college graduate or more

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.15 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DMr = + p < .05 Data T1.
Happiness level in average ridits. (RT)
- 8th grade         RT= .39
- part high school  RT= .44
- high school       RT= .50
- part college      RT= .53
- college graduate  RT= .57

- Strongest among <35 aged.
- The relation disappears largely when controlled
  for income.

Ridit analysis compares distribution in category with distribution in total sample. RT above .50 means relative high level, RT below .50 relative low level.