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Correlational findings

Study Chiriboga (1982a): study US 1969

Public:
People in transition followed 11 years, metropolis, USA, 1969-1980
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 163
Non Response:
Attrition after 11 years 24%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Lengthy interviews

Correlate

Authors's label
Earlier happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Happiness (HAPP 1.1) as assessed 11 years ago at T1 (1969).
Closed question rated on a 3-point scale:"In general how happy are you these days?" Very happy:1, pretty happy:2, not too happy:3 (order reversed).

Assessed at:
- T1 (1969)
- T5 (1980; 11 years interval)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-cb r = + ns Males:   r= +.03  ns        
Females: r= +.18  ns