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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
Later life-appraisal
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of closed questions on satisfaction with 14 distinct areas in life, including health, money, neighborhood and work. Neugarten e.a.
Life satisfaction Index (LSI).
(This measure is not considered as a valid measure of happiness by us)
Assessed at T1 (1979) and T2(1981)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.47 p < .01 T1 happiness (ABS: AFF 2.3) by T2 LSI O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.50 p < .01 T1 happiness (LS: HAPP 2.1) by T2 LSI