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Correlational findings

Study McCrae & Costa (1991): study US Baltimore County, Maryland 1979

Public:
Single males and couples Baltimore USA, followed 7 years, 1979-86
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 429
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Actual past happiness_A
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question: "How do you feel about your life as a whole?" Rated on a 7-point terrible-delighted scale (HAP 4.1).

Assessed at:
- T1: 1979
- T2: 1981

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.40 p < .01 T2 happiness (ABS: AFF 2.3) by T1 happiness
(LS: HAPP 2.1)
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.61 p < .01 T2 happiness(LS: HAPP 2.1) by T1 happiness
(LS: HAPP 2.1)