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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
Government should end discrimination
Our Classification
Operationalization
A mean composed of three items asking the respondent how strongly he agrees or disagrees that the government should take a role in racial issues.
Scale: 1.00 = disagree to 4.00 =agree. Assessed at T3, T4, T5

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = ns            Government should end discrimination
Happiness        T3        T4        T5
T1         tau = +.03      +.02      +.03
T2         tau = +.04      +.02      +.05
T3         tau = +.04      +.04      +.04
T4         tau = +.03      +.06      -.03
All tau's not significant
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970, T5:1974