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Correlational findings

Study Mussen et al. (1982): study US 1930

Public:
Mothers of 21-months babies. Followed 40 years, Berkeley USA, 1930-70
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 81
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Later quality of life
Our Classification
Operationalization
Neugarten (1961) Life Satisfaction Rating (LSR)
Five item index of interview ratings
on:
- zest versus apathy
- resolution and fortitude
- congruence between desired and
  achieved goals.
- self-concepts (from "feels at his
  best" to "feels worthless")
- mood tone (ranging from "happy,
  optimistic attitudes and mood" to
  "pessimistic", "complaining"' and
  "bitter feelings").
The LSR is not a valid indicator of happiness.
LSR assessed at T2 (Ss. aged ±70).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLC-g-fi-v-7-b r = +.30 p < .05 HAPP 3.4 assessed at T1 (Ss. aged ±30). A-CP-g-fi-v-7-b r = +.39 p < .001 Happiness (affect) was assessed at T1 when Ss. were about 30. O-SLC-g-fi-v-7-b rpc = +.34 p < .05 rpc controlled for socio-economic status through the years. A-CP-g-fi-v-7-b rpc = +.46 p < .001 rpc controlled for socio-economic status through the years.