# Correlational findings

## Study Bachman et al. (1978): study US 1966 /1

Public
Public highschool boys followed 8 years from grade 10, USA, 1966-74
Sample
Respondents
N = 2213
Non Response
2.8% at T1, 17.2% at T2, 21.0% at T3, 28.9% at T4, 28.5% at T5
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face
Interviews, tests and questionnaires

## Correlate

Authors's Label
Parents' education
Our Classification
Operationalization
Simple direct question at T1: How many grades of school did your father/mother complete?
1 = less that HS;
2 = some HS (9-11 years)
3 = some HS plus noncollege training;
4 = completed HS (12 years);
5 = completed HS plus noncollege
training;
6 = some college;
7 = completed college;

## Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a = + ns - Father's education
T1 happiness:        tau = +.05  (ns)
T2 happiness:        tau = +.03  (ns)
T3 happiness:        tau = +.01  (ns)
T4 happiness:        tau = +.04  (ns)
- Mother's education
T1 happiness         tau = +.02  (ns)
T2 happiness:        tau = -.00  (ns)
T3 happiness:        tau = -.02  (ns)
T4 happiness:        tau = -.00  (ns)
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970