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Correlational findings

Study Gehmacher (1990a): study AT 1989

Public:
Military male cadres, Austria, 1989
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1296
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Stressfull life-events in childhood
Our Classification
Operationalization
6 item weighted index
- report of unhappy childhood (1 point)
- report of problems with parents in
  childhood and youth (1 point)
- divorce of parents (4 points)
- seruous illness of familymember (5)
- serious illness of S (4 points)
- other stressfull events (max 5)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-5-a r = -.17 current life-events bear less correlation to happiness (r=-.02). See L 1.5