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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
Abortion disapproval
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed at T4 and T5
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
'A woman should be permitted to have an abortion at any time during the first three months of pregnancy.'
1 = agree;
2 = mostly agree;
3= mostly disagree;
4 = disagree;

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau =                 Abortion disapproval
Happiness       T4          T5
T1        tau = +.05 (ns)   +.03 (ns)
T2        tau = +.05 (ns)   +.01 (ns)
T3        tau = +.08 (05)   -.01 (ns)
T4        tau = +.06 (ns)   -.02 (ns)

T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970, T5:1974