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Correlational findings

Study Brenner (1967): study US 1963

Public:
21+ aged, general public, USA, 1963
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1499
Non Response:
4% incomplete
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Amount of alcohol consumption
Our Classification
Operationalization
Closed question on using alcohol and amount of alcohol ordinarily consumed at one sitting.










Small amount vs medium or large (total abstainers excluded).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-W-u-sq-v-2-a G = +.01 ns Total abstrainer / small amounts /  medium or large amounts

U-shaped curve: those drinking small amounts being most happy.

Doing pretty wel in getting the things they
want                              : G = +.01 (ns)
- with no problems due to drinking: G = +.04 (ns)

Not doing too well                : G = -.03 (ns)
- with no problems due to drinking: G = +.08 (ns)

O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.09 ns Very happy      : G' = +.24 (ns)
Pretty happy    : G' = +.06 (ns)
Not too happy   : G' = -.01 (ns)

O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = -.06 ns No problems due to drinking : G' = +.04 (ns)
Problems due to drinking    : G' = -.44 (01)

Doing pretty well in getting the things they
want                        : G = -.09 (ns)
- with no problems          : G = -.04 (ns)
- with problems             : G = -.28 (ns)

Not doing too well          : G = +.12 (ns)
- with no problems          : G = +.52 (01) - with problems             : G = -.48 (05)
C-W-u-sq-v-2-a G = +.08 ns No problems due to drinking:   G' = +.11 (ns)
Problems due to drinking   :   G' = -.25 (ns)