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Correlational findings

Study Chiriboga (1982a): study US 1969

Public:
People in transition followed 11 years, metropolis, USA, 1969-1980
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 163
Non Response:
Attrition after 11 years 24%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Lengthy interviews

Correlate

Authors's label
Earlier stage of life
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: high school seniors (facing work,
   marriage)
2: newly married (facing parenthood)
3: middle aged (facing empty nest)
4: pre-retired (facing retirement)

Stage of life 11 years ago (T1 1969)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-cb r = ns T1 stage of life by T5 happiness (11 year interval)
Males:   r= +.05  (ns)
Females: r= -.10  (ns)