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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
Having children
Our Classification
Remarks
Happiness assessed in 1972. The gifted women were about 62 yrs of age at that time. Currently marrieds only. Control group of everage US women aged 45+ taken from Cambell 1975.
Operationalization
0 Married, childless
1 Married, children

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a DM = + % happy         gifted  control  
- has child       65      69
- childless       54      69
difference       +11       0