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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
Having debts
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question.
1. no debts
2. debts: could pay off
3. debts: could not pay off without
          borrowing.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DMr = ± Data T3.

Happiness level in average ridits (RT).
                no        could     could
                debts     pay       not pay
income:
- <5000         .36       .41       .41  (ns)
- 5000-6999     .52       .58       .49  (05)
- 7000-9999     .57       .55       .51  (ns)
- >10000        .58       .58       .57  (ns)
                (05)      (05)      (05)

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