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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
Social class
Our Classification
Operationalization
Weighted score based on the medium score of father's occupation, father's education and father's primary source of income lower / middle / upper.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b G = +.12 After control for:
- having fun in life                : Gs = +.07
- frequency of low mood             : Gs = +.15
- tending to be a lonely person     : Gs = +.08
- self-esteem                       : Gs = +.08
- having faith in people            : Gs = +.09
- sensitivity to criticism          : Gs = +.09
- presenting a false self           : Gs = +.13
- participation in extracurricular
  activities                        : Gs = +.14
- extent of dating                  : Gs = +.14
- hours spent on work for pay       : Gs = +.12
- disruption of family relationships: Gs = +.12
- number of children in the family  : Gs = +.10
- school social class               : Gs = +.12
- having fun in life, and tending to
  be a lonely person                : Gs = +.07
- having fun in lifee, and self-
  esteem                            : Gs = +.06
- tending to be a lonely person, and
  self-esteem                       : Gs = +.06
- having faith in people, and self-
  esteem                            : Gs = +.07
- sensivity to criticism, and self-
  esteem                            : Gs = +.05

When Ss are regrouped, so that the upper third of middle class = upper class, and the lower third of middle class = lower class       : G  = +.06
After control for educational level
of mother                          : Gs = +.04
A-AOL-g-sq-v-5-a G = +.05 After control for:
- having fun in life                : Gs = +.03
- frequency of low mood             : Gs = +.08
- tending to be a lonely person     : Gs = +.04
- self-esteem                       : Gs = +.03
- having faith in people            : Gs = +.02
- sensivity to criticism            : Gs = +.04
- presenting a false self           : Gs = +.06
- participation in extracurricular
  activities                        : Gs = +.06
- extent of dating                  : Gs = +.07
- hours spent on work for pay       : Gs = +.03
- disruption of family relationships: Gs = +.05
- number of children in the family  : Gs = +.05
- school social class               : Gs = +.05
- tending to be a lonely person,
  and having fun in life            : Gs = +.04
- self-esteem, and having fun in  
  life                              : Gs = +.01
- self-esteem, and tending to be a
  lonely person                     : Gs = +.02
- self-esteem, and having faith in
  people                            : Gs = +.01
- self-esteem, and sensitivity to
  criticism                         : Gs = +.02

When Ss are regrouped, so that the upper third of middle class = upper class and the lower third of middle class = lower class          : G  = +.01
After control for educational level
of mother                           : Gs =  .00
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b V = .05 ns A-AOL-g-sq-v-5-a V = .03 ns