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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
Somatic symptoms
Our Classification
Operationalization
Mean based on an 18-item checklist of physical complaints, including such questions as: "Have you ever had spells of dizziness?", "Are you ever bothered by nightmares?"
Scale: 1.00 = never to 5.00 = always.
Assessed at T1, T2, T3, and T4

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = - p < .001                 Somatic symptoms        
            T1      T2      T3      T4
Happiness
T1   tau = -.33    -.26    -.22    -.21
T2   tau = -.28    -.35    -.27    -.26
T3   tau = -.22    -.31    -.40    -.30     T4   tau = -.24    -.28    -.30    -.36
All tau's significant (p < .001)
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970