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Correlational findings

Study Bray & Howard (1980): study US 1956

Public:
40+ aged, male managers, Bell Telephone Company, 1956-1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 422
Non Response:
panel loss a t T5: 37%
Assessment:
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Authors's label
Mental ability_A
Our Classification
Operationalization
School and Abilities Test (SCAT)- Total.
A multiple-choice test composed  of Verbal and Quantitave subscales measuring intellectual ability.

Assessed at T5.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-PL-c-rc-v-5-a r = -.25 p < .05 T5 mental ability by T5 happiness

Later analysis of the full studygroup (N=266) showed a significantly negative correlation.
(BRAY 1983 p 302).