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Correlational findings

Study Brenner (1970): study US 1960

Public:
Highschool pupils, New York State, USA, 1960
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 5204
Non Response:
1%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Having fun in life
Our Classification
Operationalization
Agree / disagree statement: "I get a lot of fun out of life"

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b G = +.85 Females : G = +.88
Males   : G = +.83

After control for:
- usual mood and frequency of low
  moods                             : Gs = +.65
- usual mood                        : Gs = +.76
- frequency of low mood             : Gs = +.80
- tending to be a discouraged person: Gs = +.80
- tending to be a lonely person     : Gs = +.73
- anxiety symptoms                  : Gs = +.83
- participation in extracurricular
  activities                        : Gs = +.85
- social class                      : Gs = +.85

Unaffected by sex
A-AOL-g-sq-v-5-a G = +.58 Unaffected by sex O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b V = .46 p < .01 A-AOL-g-sq-v-5-a V = .36 p < .01