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Correlational findings

Study Moen et al. (1995): study US 1956

Public:
Mothers USA, followed 30 years 1956-1986
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 313
Non Response:
20
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
And questionnaire. In 1986 also extensive life history data were collected.

Correlate

Authors's label
Self-esteem
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self rating on 8 statements
- These days I don't feel I'm an interesting person.
- I don't feel sure of myself as a hostess
- I often act a little bit helpless
- I feel I am letting my appearance go
- I am pleased with myself
- I have difficulties making decisions
- I have faith in myself
- I am attractive

1=selects, 2=unsure,3=rejects)
or
1 = like me,2 = unsure,3 = unlike me


Assessed at T1 (1956) and T2 (1986)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-CO---mq-v-3-a DMa = + T1 self-esteem        T2 happiness          
- low                 Ma = 2,65
- high                Ma = 2,80

Ma controled for:
- age
- T2 marital status
- T2 education
M-CO---mq-v-3-a DMa = + T1 happiness          T2 self-esteem
low                   Ma = 3,41
high                  Ma = 4,57