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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
Change in pay
Our Classification
Remarks
Data T1.Employed Ss only. Happiness level in average ridits (RT).
Operationalization
Single direct retrospective questions:
a. Raise in pay
   0 No
   1 Yes
b. Cut in pay
   0 No
   1 Yes

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DMr = + p < .05 Yes: RT=.48            No: RT=.43
               
                    
                     
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DMr = - ns Yes: RT=.39            No: RT=.43

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