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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
Earlier expectations inventory
Our Classification
Operationalization
Bell-System designed measure  "Expectations Inventory".

This inventory reflects on favorability of expectations about one's career.
At T1 Ss were asked to indicate what they thought would be true for them five years hence.The questionnaire referred to salary, promotions, supervision, collegues, type of work and working and living conditions. High score means favorable expectations.

Assessed at T1 (20 years before T5).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-PL-c-rc-v-5-a r = +.27 p < .05 T1 career expectations by T5 happiness.