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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
Social distance
Our Classification
Operationalization
A mean of three items asking the respondent how much he would mind having close contact with people of a different race. A high score indicates a large social distance. Assessed at T3, T4 and T5.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = -                 Social distance
Happiness       T3        T4        T5
T1        tau = -.05      -.01      -.02
T2        tau = -.04      -.01      -.03
T3        tau = -.07      -.02      -.04
T4        tau = -.08 (05) -.06      -.06
All tau's not significant, unless indicated otherwise
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970, T5:1974