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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
Earlier affect
Our Classification
Operationalization
10-item index of specific affects in the past few weeks (Bradburns' Affect Balance Scale AFF 2.3)

Assessed at:
T1: January 1963
T2: June    1963
T3: Oktober 1963
T4: January 1964

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DMr = Data Detroit Suburban sample only (N=408).

Happiness level (Affect Balance) in average ridits. (RT)
T1: RT=.47
T2: RT=.54
T3: RT=.53
T4: RT=.50

Only T1-T2 difference significant.

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