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Correlational findings

Study Ormel (1980): study NL 1970

Public:
15-60 aged, general public, followed 12 month, The Netherlands, 1967-77
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 296
Non Response:
18%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Inclination to answer positively
Our Classification
Operationalization
3-item additive index revealing the inclinination to answer positively. Each rated on a 5-point scale.
Typical items are:
- If someone askes me something personal I reply straightforwardly.
- If someone startstalking to you, you
  have to be as honest as possible
- It is a good thing that people say
  what they really feel.
Assessed at T2(1976)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = +.01 ns T2 happiness by T2 yea-saying A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = +.10 p < .05