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Correlational findings

Study Palmore et al. (1979): study US Durham, North Carolina 1968

Public:
45-70 aged Durham, USA, followed 6 years 1968-1976
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 375
Non Response:
25.3%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Physician examination T1: 1968/70 T2: 1970/72 T3: 1972/74 T4: 1974/76

Correlate

Authors's Label
Psychological resources
Our Classification
Remarks
level of intellectual functioning measured by four subtests of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (Wechsler,1955) a personality factor (anxiety versus adjustment) derived from the Callell 16 PF Scale (Cattell et al., 1970). T1: 1968; T4: 1976
Distribution
1 low psychological resources: 42%
2 middle psychological resources: 41%
3  high psychological resources: 17%
Operationalization
Combination of level of intellectual functioning, including vocabulary, digit symbol, and picture arrangement, and a personality factor (anxiety versus adjustment) at T1, combination score classified as:
3 high  psychological resources
2 middle psychological resources
1 low psychological resources

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca b = +0.2 p < .01 T1-T4 CHANGE in Happiness by T1 psychological recources A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-b b = +0.5 p < .01 Change in Happiness assessed controlling T4 happiness for T1 happiness

b further controlled for
- numbers events
- health resources
- social resources