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Correlational findings

Study Palmore & Kivett (1977): study US 1968

Public:
46+ aged whites, followed 2 years, USA, 1968-1972/74
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 378
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Whole-day interviews, tests and examinations

Correlate

Authors's label
age
Our Classification
Operationalization
Age at T1
46-50
51-55
56-60
61-65
66-70

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca DM = ns Females: Mean happiness at:  Difference  N
         T1    T2    T3       T1-T3
46-50    7.1   7.2   6.9      -.2       37
51-55    7.2   7.5   7.1      -.1       30  
56-60    7.5   7.3   7.3      -.2       35
61-65    6.7   6.9   6.8      +.1       36
66-70    6.8   7.2   7.0      +.1       43
Total    7.0   7.2   7.0       .0      181
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca DM = 0 ns Males:  Mean happiness at:   Difference  N
        T1    T2    T3       T1-T3
46-50   7.1   7.6   7.3      +.2         36
51-55   6.9   6.8   7.1      +.2         35
56-60   7.2   7.3   7.2       .0         49
61-65   7.3   7.2   6.9      -.4         38
66-70   7.2   7.3   7.1      -.2         39
Total   7.2   7.3   7.1      -.1        197