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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
Delinquent behavior in school
Our Classification
Operationalization
At T1, T2 and T3: a mean of seven items measuring the amount of school-oriented delinquent behavior. Included are questions on how often respondent has been suspended, damaged school property, and gotten into a serious fight at school. Scale: 0.00 = never to 4.00 = five or more times

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = -               Delinquent behavior at school
Happiness     T1         T2         T3
T1      tau = -.19 (001) -.14 (001) -.12 (001)
T2      tau = -.10 (01)  -.15 (001) -.11 (01)
T3      tau = -.07 (ns)  -.10 (01)  -.08 (05)
T4      tau = -.06 (ns)  -.04 (ns)  -.04 (ns)
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970