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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 assesment methods
Interviews, tests and questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's Label
High school curriculum college preparatory
Our Classification
Operationalization
Respondent reported his program of high school study at T1, T2 and T3:
0 = vocational, bussiness, general,        agricultural or other;
1 = college preparatory

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = ns              HS curriculum college preparatory
Happiness       T1          T2          T3
T1       tau = +.04        +.06        +.06
T2       tau = -.02        +.03        +.02
T3       tau = +.01        -.02        +.01
T4       tau = -.01        -.01        +.02
All tau's not significant

T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970