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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
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