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Correlational findings

Study Schaefer & Bayley (1963): study US 1929

Public:
Children followed from age 0 to 18, Berkeley, California, USA, 1929-47
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 54
Non Response:
13% drop-outs (7 children and their mothers)
Assessment:
Multiple assesment methods
Behavioral observation and interviews

Correlate

Authors's Label
Later marital happiness of mother
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Rating made by three judges on the basis of interview-protocols (one to three interviews). 8-item index: each item scored on a 7-point scale ranging from 'not at all true' to 'extremely true'.
Assessed at Ss age 9-14. (± 10 years after assessment of happiness).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-CP-mi-tsb-n-7-a = Happiness (hedonic level) was rated 12 times be- tween 10-36 months of age. Ratings combined: months 10 + 11 + 12 / 13 + 14 + 15 / 18 + 21 + 24 / 27 + 30 + 36.

            Months   Months   Months   Months
            10-12    13-15    18-24    27-36
A-CP-mi-tsb-n-7-a mr = +.01 Boys       -.04(ns) -.08(ns) +.08(ns) +.08(ns) A-CP-mi-tsb-n-7-a mr = -.04 Girls      +.13(ns) -.04(ns) -.25(ns) +.00(ns)