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Correlational findings

Study Thurnher (1983): study US 1969

Public:
People in transition, followed 8 years, Metropolis USA, 1969-77
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 180
Non Response:
Sample attrition: 17%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Lengthy interviews

Correlate

Authors's label
Perceived turning point impact in life
Our Classification
Operationalization
Open questions at T2:
"Looking back over the past eight years when we first interviewed you, what have been the major turning points in your life?"
"What effect did these turning points have on you?"
The responses were each rated on a 6-point scale and summed. Ss were classified as reporting positive, neutral or negative total impact

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a AoV = + p < .01 T2 happiness by T2 report of turning point impact.
No interaction with age and sex.
No interaction with change in happiness between
T1 and T2.
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d AoV = + ns T2 happiness by T2 report of turning point impact.
No interaction with age and sex.
No interaction with change in happiness between T1 and T2.