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
Growth activities
Our Classification
Respondents were asked to list their regular or scheduled personal growth activities (new skills and new experiences).
They were also asked what they did "yesterday".
The number of mentions was recorded.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = hs seniors   males: r= ns    females: r=+.38 (ns)
newly weds   males: r= ns    females: r= ns
middle aged  males: r= 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= ns
middle aged  males: r= ns     females: r= ns
preretired   males: r= ns     females: r= ns
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = +.20 p < .05 Youngest (hs seniors + newly-weds)
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = ns A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = ns Oldest   (middle aged + preretired)
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = ns