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Correlational findings

Study Bortner & Hultsch (1970): study US 1959

Public:
21+ aged, general public, USA, 1959
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1301
Non Response:
9%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Efficacy
Our Classification
Operationalization
Closed question rated on an 11-point self-anchoring scale (Cantril ladder: see CANTR 1965): "To what extent do you feel there is a good deal uou can do for yourself to make your life happier and more satisfying than it is, as contrasted to the feeling that there isn't much you can do about it yourself?"

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLP-c-sq-l-11-a r = +.35 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a r = +.28 C-RG-h-sq-l-11-a r = +.27