Findings on happiness in Mussen et al. (1982): study US 1930

Publication
Author(s)Mussen, P.H.; Eichorn, D.H.; Honzik, M.P.
TitleEarly Adult Antecedents of Life Satisfaction at Age 70.
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1982, Vol. 37, 316 - 322
Investigation
PublicMothers of 21-months babies. Followed 40 years, Berkeley USA, 1930-70
Last assesment1970
 T1: 1930-31, T2: 1968-70
Survey nameNot available
 Berkely Guidance study.
SampleNot available
Respondents N =81
 N at T2
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksSame study also reported in SCHAE 1963 and MCGRA 1968.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport in focused interview Two independent interviews. Each interviewer rated `satisfaction with lot' on the same scale. 1 tremendously satisfied 2 3 4 average 5 6 7 extremely dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SLC-g-fi-v-7-b
Author's labelSatisfaction with lot
Error estimatesEquivalence: interrater agreement r =+.60.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textRating based on two independent interviews (Rate question not reported) 7 tremendous cheerful 6 5 4 average 3 2 1 extremely disenchanted Summation: average of rates
ClassificationA-CP-g-fi-v-7-b
Author's labelCheerfulness
Error estimatesEquivalence: interrater agreement r = +.59.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Later life appraisalL04aa03Later life-appraisals
Later quality of lifeL04aa03Later life-appraisals