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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
Married status vs widowed
Our Classification
Remarks
Marital status 1972 by happiness 1972. The gifted women were about 62 yrs of age at that time.Control group of average US women aged 45+ taken from Campbell 1975.
Operationalization
0 Widowed
1 Married

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a DM = - % happy       gifted     control
-married       54         69
-widowed       50         56
difference     -4        +13