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Correlational findings

Study Ryff (1989): study US 1984

Public
Adults, USA, 198?
Sample
Respondents
N = 321
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's Label
Self-acceptance
Our Classification
Error Estimates
alpha=.93, Test-retest reliability between 6 week period (n=117)=.85
Distribution
Young adults: women (m=91.13, sd=17.71), men (m=90.48, sd=13.61)
Middle aged adults: women (m=93.56, sd=19.03), men (m=99.42, sd=18.25)
Older adults: women (m=89.00, sd=19.75), men (m=93.75, sd=13.76)
Operationalization
Self report on 16 positive and 16 negative statements. Each rated on a 6-point scale ranging from strongly agree to disagree.
-High scorers possess a positive attitude toward self; acknowledge and accept multiple aspects of self including good and bad qualities; feel positive about past life
Low scorers feel dissatisfied with self; are disappointed with what has occurred in past life; are troubled about certain personal qualities; wish to be different than what he or she is

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.55 p < .001