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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
Satisfaction with career pattern (lifestyle work pattern)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Ss were first asked to characterize their worklife into one of four possible patterns;
- I have been primarily homeworker.
- I have pushed a career most of my   adult life.
- I have pushed a career except during   the period when I was raising a   family.
- I have done considerable work needed for income but I would not all it a career.

Ss were next invited to indicate which pattern they would choose now.

Satisfaction is the correspondence between 'As it was' and 'As I now would choose'.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = + p < .00 1972 satisfaction by 1972 happiness. M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = + p < .00