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Correlational findings

Study Dobson (1985): study US 1964

Public:
50+ aged males, fulltime employed at T1, followed ten years, Iowa, USA, 1964-74
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1870
Non Response:
T1 refusals: 8% T1-T2 drop-out: 29%, of which 20% deceased
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Approval for political interventions
Our Classification
Operationalization
3 item index of questions about proper role of government in eareas of income, housing and health care (Cutler 1973).
Assessed at T2 (1974).

a. for everybody

b. for the aged

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-CO-h-sq-v-4-a r = -.10 p < .001 T1
Correlated with happiness at T1 (1964) and
T2 (1974)
M-CO-h-sq-v-4-a r = -.14 p < .001 T2 M-CO-h-sq-v-4-a r = -.10 p < .001 T1 M-CO-h-sq-v-4-a r = -.16 p < .001 T2