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Correlational findings

Study Bachman et al. (1978): study US 1966

Public:
Public highschool boys followed 8 years from grade 10, USA, 1966-74
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1628
Non Response:
2.8% at T1, 17.2% at T2, 21.0% at T3, 28.9% at T4, 28.5% at T5
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Interviews, tests and questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's label
Delinquent behavior in school
Our Classification
Operationalization
At T1, T2 and T3: a mean of seven items measuring the amount of school-oriented delinquent behaviour. Included are questions on how often respondent has been suspended, damaged school property, and gotten into a serious fight at school. Scale: 0.00 = never to 4.00 = five or more times

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = -               Delinquent behavior in school
Happiness     T1          T2          T3
T1     tau = -.19 (001)  -.14 (001)  -.12 (001)
T2     tau = -.10 (01)   -.15 (001)  -.11 (01)
T3     tau = -.07 (ns)   -.10 (01)   -.08 (05)
T4     tau = -.06 (ns)   -.04 (ns)   -.04 (ns)
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970