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Correlational findings

Study Bachman et al. (1970): study US 1966

Public:
Public highschool boys followed 3 years from grade 10, USA, 1966-69
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1799
Non Response:
2.8% incomplete information in 1966
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Interviews, test, teacher ratings.

Correlate

Authors's label
Positive evaluation of family relations
Our Classification
Operationalization
21-item index containing closeness to father (4 items), closeness to mother (3 items), amount of reasoning with son (4 items), and parental punitiveness (10 items).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a = +.37 p < .001 Both variables assessed at T1, T2 and T3.
Family relations T1 x happiness T1 r = +.38
Family relations T1 x happiness T2 r = +.32
Family relations T1 x happiness T3 r = +.23
Family relations T2 x happiness T1 r = +.30
Family relations T2 x happiness T2 r = +.41
Family relations T2 x happiness T3 r = +.30