- 18-65 aged, general public, followed 6 years, Melbourne, Australia, 1981-87
- N = 649
- Non Response:
- Attrition T1-T4: 31%
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's Label
- Earlier life-events
- Our Classification
- Earlier net life-events scored on the standard life events inventory. (Henderson 1981).
Measure A: favorable events weighted +1 and negative events -1.
Measure B: Weighting was based on the Ss' own ratings on a 0-10 point scale. 1: extremely distressing ..
10: extremely satisfying.
Assessed over (T2-T3) and (T3-T4)
Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness T3 and T4, Life events T2-T3 and T3-T4.
Happiness assessed at T3, Life-events T3-T4.
BL is the path-coefficient in a four wave LISREL model. T1 sex, age, SES, extraversion and neuroticism are controlled.