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Correlational findings

Study Mortimer & Lorence (1981): study US 1962

Public:
University graduates 1966/67, followed into adulthood, Michigan, USA, 1962-76
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 442
Non Response:
Attrition: 12%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question rated on 7 point scale.
Happy..................Unhappy
(lead sentence not reported)

Assessed at:
T1: 1962/63
T2: 1966
T3: 1976

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-H?-?-sq-n-7-a r = +.33 T1-T2 O-H?-?-sq-n-7-a r = +.14 T1-T3 O-H?-?-sq-n-7-a r = +.26 T2-T3

overtime correlations (r') computed from Lisrel model