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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
Earlier ambitions
Our Classification
Operationalization
Retrospective selfrating of ambitions
- between age 30-40
- since age 40

- Excellence in work
  a. age 30-40
  b. since age 40

- Recognition
  c. age 30-40
  d. since age 40

- Vocational advancement
  e. age 30-40
  f. since age 40

- Financial gain
  g. age 30-40
  h. since age 40

Assessed in 1960

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = + p < .00 1960 rating of ambition level exelllence at work at age 30-40 by 1972 happiness M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = + p < .00 C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = + p < .00 1960 rating of ambition level excellence at work since age 40 by 1972 happiness. M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = - p < .00 C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = ns 1960 rating of ambition level recognition at work at age 30-40 by 1972 happiness M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = ns C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = ns 1960 rating of ambition level regognition at work since age 40 by 1972 happiness M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = ns C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = ns 1960 rating of ambition level vocational advancement at age 30-40 by 1972 happiness M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = ns C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = ns 1960 rating of ambition level vocational advancement at work since age 40 by 1972 happiness M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = ns C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = ns 1960 rating of ambition level financial gane at work at age 30-40 by 1972 happiness M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = ns C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = ns 1960 rating of ambition level financial gain at work since age 40 by 1972 happiness M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = ns