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Correlational findings

Study Mussen et al. (1980): study US 1930

Public:
Mothers, followed from age 30 to 70, Berkeley, USA, 1930-70
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 81
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Extensive interviews between age 30 and 70

Correlate

Authors's label
Personality
Our Classification
Operationalization
Both personality and happiness were assessed at age 30 and age 70.
Ratings were made on 7 point scales by independant interviewers.
21 chracteristics were subjected to a factor analysis, from which the following three factors appeared:

- Stationairy or common factors at ages   30 and 70:
  1. Open minded, accurate thinking
  2. Unworried, satisfied, selfassured
  3. Exitable, energetic, talkative,      restless

- Factors unique to age 30:
  4. Interested in child, uncritical to      child, talkative
  5. Intelligence, interested in child

- Factors unique to age 70:
  6. Good use of language, worrysome,      restless, high self esteem
  7. Intelligent, interested in child,      uncritical of child
  8. Talkative, critical

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLC-g-fi-v-7-b r = +.05 ns 1 A-CP-g-fi-n-7-a r = +.07 ns 1 A-CP-g-fi-n-7-a r = +.33 ns 2 O-SLC-g-fi-v-7-b r = +.37 p < .05 2 A-CP-g-fi-n-7-a r = +.31 3 O-SLC-g-fi-v-7-b r = +.17 ns 3 A-CP-g-fi-n-7-a r = +.01 ns 4 O-SLC-g-fi-v-7-b SNR = 4              A-CP-g-fi-n-7-a r = -.20 ns 5 O-SLC-g-fi-v-7-b r = +.11 ns 5 A-CP-g-fi-n-7-a r = +.10 ns 6 O-SLC-g-fi-v-7-b r = +.13 ns 6 A-CP-g-fi-n-7-a r = -.29 ns 7 O-SLC-g-fi-v-7-b r = -.08 ns 7 A-CP-g-fi-n-7-a r = -.08 ns 8 O-SLC-g-fi-v-7-b r = -.23 ns 8