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Correlational findings

Study Lewis (1972): study US 1967

Public:
24-75 aged Catholic sisters, Eastern USA. 196?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 183
Non Response:
34%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Self-concept compo- nents
Our Classification
Operationalization
Principal components, extracted from 21 bipolar adjective 7-point scales (semantic differential scales; see Monge, 1971). The adjective scales were scored for 'Myself - as I really am most of the time'.
                  
a. Achievement / leadership.
   7 items idex: inferior - superior,
   dull - sharp, follower - leader,
   dumb - smart, failure - success,    
   weak - strong, worthless - valuable.
              
b. Congeniality / sociability.
   4 items index: cruel - kind, awful -    nice, unfriendly - friendly, bad -  
   good.
              
c. Psychological adjustment.
   6 items index: dissatisfied -   
   satisfied, unstable - stable, shaky
   - steady, sad - happy, unsure -
   confedent, soft - hard.
      
d. Physical adjustment.
   4 items index: delicate - rugged,  
   sick - healthy, nervous - relaxed,  
   tired - refreshed.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = + ns a.        
           
               
            
             
              
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = - ns b.          
              
               
               
             
        
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = + p < .01 c.           
               
              
                 
               
                   
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = - ns d.