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Correlational findings

Study Mussen et al. (1980): study US 1928

Public:
Mothers, followed from age 30 to 70, Berkeley USA, 1928-68
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 53
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Observation and interviews at age 30 and age 70

Correlate

Authors's label
Unworrisome; satisfied; self-assured
Our Classification
Operationalization
Personality factor that appears in an analysis of ratings by two interviewers on 71 personality-social characteristics.
This factor appeared in young adulthood (T1: age 30) as well as in old age (T2: age 70). Correlation over this 40-year-period is +.34  .

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-CP-g-fi-v-7-a r = +.33 ns Happiness assessed at T1 and T2 load similarly on this factor. O-SLC-g-fi-v-7-b r = +.37 p < .05