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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 happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question: Taking all things together. How happy would you say you are: Would you say you are;
- very happy    (3)
- pretty happy  (2)
- not too happy (1)
(O-HL)

Assessed at
T1: January 1963
T3: Oktober 1963

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DMr = + p < .05 CHANGE in overall happiness by CHANGE in hedonic level of affect
Hedonic level of affect in average ridits (RT):
                T3 happiness
T1 happiness    very      pretty    not too
- very          .51       .44       .19     (05)
- pretty        .57       .51       .39     (05)
- not too       .66       .60       .44     (05)
                (05)      (05)      (05)
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DMr = + p < .05 Change in       T1-T2     T2-T3     T3-T4
happiness
- increase      .69       .58       .66
- stable        .52       .46       .45
- decrease      .42       .38       .38

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