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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
Family income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Estimated total family income in 1962 in US $.
1. < 2000
2. 2000-2999
3. 3000-3999
4. 4000-4999
5. 5000-5999
6. 6000-6999
7. 7000-7999
8. 8000-8999
9. 10000-14999
10. > 15000

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.33 p < .01 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DMr = + p < .05 Data T1.

Happiness level in average ridits (RT):
1.  RT=.34
2.  RT=.37
3.  RT=.39
4.  RT=.43
5.  RT=.47
6.  RT=.47
7.  RT=.46
8.  RT=.52
9.  RT=.56
10. RT=.59

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

The relationship is strongest at the lower educational levels (less than high school)
and among young highschool graduates
(younger than 35).

The relationship appears in all age categories.

The relationship appears in all family sizes: strongest in families with 4 or more children.