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Correlational findings

Study Lowenthal & Chiriboga (1973): study US 1969

Public:
People in transition, metropolis, USA, 1969
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 216
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Half-structured focused interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Cumulative stress
Our Classification
Operationalization
Number of challenging life-events from birth to few years prior to the interview.

Assessed by inspection of life-graphs and focused questions.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-cb r = ns positive events
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-cb r = ns negative events  
(positively correlated with happiness among middle-aged, negatively among pre-retirees)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-cb r = ns combined score