Correlational findings

Study Lowenthal et al. (1975): study US 1969

People in transition, metropolis,USA, 1969
N = 216
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face
Lengthy interviews


Authors's label
Total role scope
Our Classification
The number of the following roles the respondent had at the time of the interview:
a: spouse
b: parent
c: grandparent
d: sibling
e: child
f: grandchild
g: friend
h: neighbor
i: churchgoer
j: organization member
k: employee/employer
m: student

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = hs seniors   males: r= ns       females: r= ns newly weds   males: r= ns       females: r= ns
middle aged  males: r=+.37 (ns) females: r= ns preretired   males: r= ns       females: r= ns
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = hs seniors   males: r= ns    females: r= ns
newly weds   males: r= ns    females: r=+.51 (01)
middle aged  males: r= ns    females: r= ns preretired   males: r= ns    females: r= ns
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = ns Youngest (hs seniors + newly-weds)
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = +.22 p < .05 A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = ns Oldest   (middle aged + preretired)
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = ns