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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
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