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Correlational findings

Study Bradburn & Caplovitz (1965): study US Illinois 1962 /1

Public:
Adults, general public, 2 towns, prosperous and depressed, Illinois, USA, 1962/3 - 1962/10
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 547
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Living in a period of national crisis
Our Classification
Operationalization
Re-interview during Cuban missile crisis in October 1962 (T2).
This crisis involved a political con- frontation between the USA and the USSR and might have resulted in a (nuclear) war.
Happiness assessed at T1 and T2.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.13 p < .05 T1 happiness by T2 happiness.
Most Ss got slightly happier.
Unaffected by worrying about the crisis.
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-e G = - Index of Positive Affects only: G' = -.23 (01)
Stronger among Ss who were worrying about the crisis.
No relationship with the Index of Negative Affects.