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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
Satisfaction with own school work
Our Classification
Operationalization
Simple direct question at T1 and T2: "How satisfied are you with the way you're actually doing in school?"
1 = not at all; 2 = not very;
3 = somewhat;   4 = quite;
5 = very satisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = + s              Satisfaction with own school work
Happiness      T1              T2
T1       tau = +.20  (001)     +.11 (01)
T2       tau = +.17  (001)     +.16 (001)
T3       tau = +.10  (01)      +.12 (01)
T4       tau = +.10  (01)      +.11 (01)
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970