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Correlational findings

Study Sears & Barbee (1977): study US 1921

Public:
Gifted women (IQ >135), followed 50 years, California, USA, 1921-72
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 671
Non Response:
Attrition in 1972: 25%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Repeated interviews and questionaires

Correlate

Authors's Label
Current employment state
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed 1972 The gifted women were about 62 yrs of age in 1972.
Related specification variables
Operationalization
0 Homemakers
1 Income workers

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a D% = - - homemakers
  - married, housewife         57% contented

- income workers
  - married                    55% contented
  - single, widowed, divorced  44% contented
                        
C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = + ns 1972 employment state by 1972 happiness.
               
C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a G = -.04 ns G concerns marrieds only. All unmarried Ss were still employed.

Specification by education (marrieds only).
- College graduates         G = +.10 (05)
- Some college              G = -.33 (01)
- High school graduate      G = +.14 (ns)

Comparison with average 30+ aged married women in the USA 1971 (Data CAMPB 1975, HAPP 2.1):
- All                       G = -.06 (01)
- College graduate          G = +.50 (01)
- Some college              G =   00 (ns)
- High school graduate      G = -.07 (05)
M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = p < .00