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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
Education
Our Classification
Operationalization
1. High school graduate
2. Some college
3. College graduate

Assessed in 1940

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a G = +.00 ns Earlier education (1940) by present happiness (1972). The gifted women were about 62 yrs of age at that time.

Specification by education.
- College graduates         52% contented
- Some college              54% contented
- High school graduate      49% contented

Comparison with average 30+ aged women in the USA 1971 Data CAMPB 197: G=-.01 (ns)
- College graduate          73% satisfied
- Some college              69% satisfied
- High school graduate      71% satisfied