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Correlational findings

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

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

Correlate

Authors's label
Self-criticism
Our Classification
Operationalization
The number of characteristics the respondent indicated were true of himself but wished he did not have.
The 70 adjectives of the Adjective Rating List (Block,1961) were used.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = hs seniors   males: r= ns    females: r=-.33 (ns)
newly weds   males: r= ns    females: r=-.36 (ns)
middle aged  males: r= ns    females: r=      ns
preretired   males: r=-.36 ns  females: r=-.33 ns
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = hs seniors   males: r=-.62 01 females: r=-.35 ns
newly weds   males: r=-.45 05 females: r=     ns
middle aged  males: r=-.41 05 females: r=     ns
preretired   males: r=-.32 ns females: r=-.31 ns
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = -.26 p < .01 Youngest (hs seniors + newly-weds)
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = -.33 p < .01 A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = -.20 p < .05 Oldest   (middle aged + preretired)
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = -.23 p < .05