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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
Alcohol use
Our Classification
Operationalization
Simple direct question at T3, T4 and T5 asking respondent how often he has used alcoholic beverages (for other than medical purposes) during part or all of the last year. 1 = never; 2 = once or twice a year; 3 = 3 - 10 times a year;
4 = once or twice a month; 5 = once or twice a week; 6 = nearly every day

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = ns               Alcohol use
Happiness     T3        T4        T5
T1      tau = -.05      -.04      -.04
T2      tau = -.00      -.02      -.03
T3      tau = -.02      -.04      -.02
T4      tau = +.01      -.06      -.05
All tau's not significant
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970, T5:1974