- Gifted (IQ>135) followed unto old age, USA, 1960-1992
- N = 383
- Non Response:
Repeated, with questionnaires
- Authors's Label
- Current satisfaction with things wanted earlier
- Our Classification
- T1: 1960, T2: 1972, T3: 1992
- Discrepancy between recalled goals in early adulthood and current satisfaction in goal fields.
Participants were asked to rate the importance of their life-goals in the plans they made in early adulthood for: 'occupational succes', 'family life' and 'joy in living'. They were also asked to rate their current (age 61) satisfaction in these domains. Next scores were subtracted.
Assessed at T2 (1972)
Observed Relation with Happiness
Controled for T1 appraisal of 'having lived up to ones intellectual abilities' (which is linked to T2 goal realization, but not to T3 happiness)