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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
Acceptance of social values
Our Classification
Operationalization
Composite measure at T1, T2, T3 and T4 designed to tap values that are highly approved in the United States, consisting of six indexes: honesty (7 items), kindness (4 items), reciprocity (7 items), self-control (5 items), social responsibility (4 items), social skills (6 items). Scale: 1.00 = low approval to 6.00 = high approval of social values

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a tau = + p < .001                   Acceptance of social values
Happiness      T1       T2       T3       T4
T1      tau = +.28     +.22     +.19     +.15
T2      tau = +.20     +.34     +.21     +.25
T3      tau = +.18     +.26     +.33     +.25
T4      tau = +.14     +.21     +.24     +.34
All tau's significant (001)
T1:1966, T2:1968, T3:1969, T4:1970