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Correlational findings

Study Costa & McCrae (1980): study US 1976

Public:
35-85 aged white males (largely veterans), USA, 1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1100
Non Response:
T1:21%; T2:18%; T3:27%; T4:46%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire att intervals of 3 months

Correlate

Authors's label
Life satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
Life Satisfaction Index. 9-item index of closed questions about satisfaction with
a: work
b: health
c: money
d: appearance
e: self-respect
f:  getting along with others
g: love
h: sex
i: religious faith:

Each rated on a 5-point scale.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-b r = +.40 p < .001 T1-T4 Happiness (A-AB) by T2 summed domain satisfactions.

Happiness (Hedonic level) sum of scores at T1, T2, T3, and T4 (3 month-intervals).