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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
Academic achievementvalue
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index at T1, T2 and T3 of four items that indicate the extent to which the respondent considers it to be "a good thing" to demonstrate behavior indicative of academic achievement. Items: "studying constantly in order to become a well-educated person; working hard to achieve academic honors; striving to get the top grade-point average in the group; studying hard to get good grades in school."
Scale: 1 = low to 6 = high in academic achievement value

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = + s               Academic achievement value
Happiness     T1          T2          T3
T1     tau = +.26 (001)  +.15 (001)  +.15 (001)
T2     tau = +.16 (001)  +.22 (001)  +.14 (001)
T3     tau = +.12 (01)   +.18 (001)  +.25 (001)
T4     tau = +.10 (01)   +.13 (001)  +.18 (001)
All tau's significant
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970