- 40+ aged, male managers, Bell Telephone Company, 1956-1976
- N = 422
- Non Response:
- panel loss a t T5: 37%
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- Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS) on need for succorance scale.
This inventory reflects a desire for understanding and encouragement, including having others provide help in times of illness or trouble, react sympathetically about personal problems, and offer affection and favors.
Assessed at T5.
Observed Relation with Happiness
Later analysis of the full studygroup (N=266) showed a significantly negative correlation (BRAY 1983 p 302).