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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 change in ambitions
Our Classification
Operationalization
Ss were asked to rate retrospectively their ambitions in two periods. Change in importance was computed afterwards.
- age 30-40
- after age 40

a. Excellence
b. Recognition
c. Vocational advancement
d. Financial gain

Assessed in 1960

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = ns 1960 change in earlier ambition for excellence by 1972 happiness M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = ns C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = ns 1960 change in earlier ambition for recognition by 1972 happiness M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = ns C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = ns 1960 change in earlier ambition for vocational advancement  by 1972 happiness M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = ns C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a AoV = ns 1960 change in earlier ambition for financial gain by 1972 happiness M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b Chi² = ns