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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
Serious delinquent behaviors
Our Classification
Operationalization
A mean of 10 items asking the respondent how often he had done such things as 'set fire to someone else's property on purpose', 'hurt someone badly enough to need bandages or a doctor', 'taken something not belonging to you worth over $50' etc. Scale: 1.00 = never to 5.00 = five or more times.
Assessed at T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = -           Serious delinquent behavior
         T1      T2      T3      T4      T5
Happiness
T1     -.18    -.14    -.12    -.04 ns -.10
T2     -.09    -.11    -.09    -.03 ns -.07 ns T3     -.04 ns -.07 ns -.11    -.05 ns -.04 ns
T4     -.03 ns -.02 ns -.05 ns -.04 ns -.03 ns
All tau's significant, unless otherwise indicated
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970, T5:1974