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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
Retrospective importance of life- goals
Our Classification
Operationalization
Direct questions: "How important was each of these goals in life in the plans you made for yourself in early adulthood".
a. Occupational succes
b. Family life
c. Friendships
d. Richness of cultural life
e. Service to society
f. Joy in living

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a = 1972 ratings by 1972 happiness M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b = C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = ns Importance of occupational succes. M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = ns C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = ns Importance of familylife M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = ns C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = ns Importance of friendship M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = ns C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = ns Importance of richness of culture life. M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = ns C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = ns Importance of service to society M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = ns C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = ns Importance of joy in living. M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = ns