Findings on happiness in Livson & Peskin (1967): study US 1933

Author(s)Livson, N.; Peskin, H.
TitlePrediction of Adult Psychological Health in a Longitudinal Study.
SourceJournal of Abnormal Psychology, 1967, Vol. 72, 509 - 518
DOIDOI: 10.1037/h0025236
Public5-16 aged, California, 1933
 Selection of children born in Berkeley, California between January 1928 and June 1929
Survey nameNot available
 Berkeley Guidance Study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =64
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentRating by experts
 Ratings were based on annual interview with mother, half -yearly interview with child , and teachers ratings
General remarksAlso reported in Livson, N ; Peskin, H. The prediction of Adult Psychclogical Health in a Longitudinal Study. The Course of Human Development, M.C. Jones, N. Bayley et al. (Eds). Xenox College Publishing USA
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textRatings of 'emotional tone' by mother, teachers and investigator on the basis of an interview with the child A: Is S inclined to be most of the time? - optimistic and cheerful or pessimistic and depressed B: Is S . In mood? Steady or fluctuating Rated: 5 steadily optimistic 4 veriable tending to optimism 3 indifferent of fluctuating 2 variable tending to optimism 1 steadily pessimistic
Author's labelEmotional Tone: Somber-Cheerful
Page in publication510
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

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Subject description
sexeG01aaSex (male vs female)