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Studies

Smith (1982): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Smith, T.W.
Title:
College Dropouts: An Analysis of the Psychological Well-Being of Various Educational Groups.
Source:
Social Psychology Quarterly, 1982, Vol. 45, 50 - 53

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-1980
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 11997
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's label:
Global well-being, general happiness
Remarks:
1+2: 65.7%, 3: 34.3%

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Level of Schooling Level of school-education School drop out School-success
Development of one's education
School drop out Earlier Earlier school-behavior