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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
Theft and vandalism
Our Classification
Operationalization
A mean of nine items which measure the number of times respondent has commited acts of theft or vandalism. Scale: 0.00 = never to 4.00 = five or more times.
Assessed at T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = -           Theft and vandalism
Happiness T1      T2      T3      T4      T5
T1      -.19    -.14    -.13    -.03    -.11
T2      -.10    -.13    -.10    -.03 ns -.07 ns
T3      -.06 ns -.09    -.11    -.04 ns -.04 ns
T4      -.04 ns -.04 ns -.06 ns -.04 ns -.03 ns
All tau's significant, unless otherwise indicated
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970, T5:1974