Findings on happiness in Franz & McClelland (1994a): study US 1977

Author(s)Franz, C.E.; McClelland, D.C.
TitleLives of Women and Men Active in the Social Protests of the 1960s: A Longitudinal Study.
SourceJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1994, Vol. 66, 196 - 205
Public46 of 116 children from child- rearing studies born in 1946 at age 31 years classified as participants in protest movement of the 1960th, United states, white, American
Collect period1951
Last assesment1988
 116 children were collected in 1951, and contacted and reinterviewed in 1977.
Survey nameUnnamed study
  78 of 116 periodically followed children from kindergartens in two suburban town were reinterviewed. Mothers Interviewed at age 5 of the children. Children followed and interviewed periodically ever since.
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 All children were born in 1946. Mothers interviewed on parenting practices at age 5 of children. Children followed periodically. 46 of 116 reinterviewed children (now aged 31) were found to have been in protest movements
Respondents N =116
  78 from 116 came to group testing session at follow up when 31 years of age and 46 were found to be in protest movements
Non Response38
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Interview of the mothers on parenting practices (1951) and assesment social class. Interview of 78 of 116 children at age 31(1977-1978): interview measures of attitudes and values and Erikson scheme of psychological adaptation
General remarks In 1977-1978 46 of the 116 were clasified as as participants of the protest movements of the 1960th
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Author's labelPsychological well-being
Page in publication199
Finding used in
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Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Parental style and well-being inlater lifeL09aa01Earlier life-style
Parental style and well-being inlater lifeP09aa01Earlier political behavior, also classified as above ↑