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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
Trust in people
Our Classification
Operationalization
6-item index of closed questions on trust in people, assessed at T1, T2, T3 and T4. Scale: 1.00 = low trust to 2.00 = high trust

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = + s           Trust in people
Happiness T1        T2        T3        T4
T1      +.16      +.14      +.08 (05) +.08 (05)
T2      +.13      +.23      +.21      +.17
T3      +.12 (01) +.15      +.19      +.15
T4      +.08 (05) +.10 (01) +.14      +.21
All significant with (001) unless indicated otherwise
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970