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Correlational findings

Study Schaefer & Bayley (1963): study US 1929 /1

Public:
Girls, followed from age 0 to 18, Berkely, California, USA, 1929-47
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 19
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Observations of behavior and interviews in childhood and adolescence

Correlate

Authors's label
Personality in childhood (age 2 to 8)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Expert ratings on the basis of observation of behavior in various test-situations. Rated on bi-polar 7 point rating scales.
Subjects were rated 14 times between 27-96 months of age. Personality ratings were combined for the following perionds: 27+30 /33+36 /42+48 / 54+60 /
60+72 /78+84 /90+96.

1. Friendliness
   3 item index
   - initial response to situation
     (negative-friendly)
   - secondary response to situation
     (negative-friendly)
   - attitude to task
     (unwilling-eager)

2. Cooperativeness
   2 item index
   - variability in cooperation
     (variable-consistent)
   - attention to instructions
     (attentive-alert)

3. Attentiveness
   3 item index
   - external distraction
     (distractible-single minded)
   - association
     (flightly-controled)
   - maintenance of effort
     (easily discouraged-persistent)

4. Facility
   3 item index
   - comprehension of task
     (slow-swift)
   - verbal response
     (vague-definite)
   - method of [ferformance
     (random-systematic)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-g-rc-v-7-a mr = +.20 1. friendliness
   27-30           r=+.13 (ns)
   33-36           r=+.08 (ns)
   42-48           r=+.18 (ns)
   54-60           r=+.34 (ns)
   66-72           r=+.13 (ns)
   78-84           r=+.37 (ns)
   90-96           r=+.13 (ns)
A-CP-g-fi-v-7-a mr = +.04 1. friendliness
   27-30           r=-.11 (ns)
   33-36           r=-.22 (ns)
   42-48           r=-.04 (ns)
   54-60           r=+.11 (ns)
   66-72           r=+.05 (ns)
   78-84           r=+.27 (ns)
   90-96           r=+.22 (ns)
O-Sum-g-rc-v-7-a mr = -.01 2. Cooperativeness
   27-30           r=+.04 (ns)
   33-36           r=-.13 (ns)
   42-48           r=-.05 (ns)
   54-60           r=-.02 (ns)
   66-72           r=-.08 (ns)
   78-84           r=+.34 (ns)
   90-96           r=-.19 (ns)
A-CP-g-fi-v-7-a mr = -.18 2. Cooperativeness
   27-30           r=-.11 (ns)
   33-36           r=-.39 (ns)
   42-48           r=-.38 (ns)
   54-60           r=-.22 (ns)
   66-72           r=-.21 (ns)
   78-84           r=+.18 (ns)
   90-96           r=-.14 (ns)
O-Sum-g-rc-v-7-a mr = +.06 3. Attentiveness
   27-30           r=+.30 (ns)
   33-36           r=-.18 (ns)
   42-48           r=-.17 (ns)
   54-60           r=+.08 (ns)
   66-72           r=+.08 (ns)
   78-84           r=+.47 (05)
   90-96           r=-.19 (ns)
  
A-CP-g-fi-v-7-a mr = -.17 3. Attentiveness
   27-30           r=-.09 (ns)
   33-36           r=-.36 (ns)
   42-48           r=-.41 (ns)
   54-60           r=-.26 (ns)
   66-72           r=-.16 (ns)
   78-84           r=+.19 (ns)
   90-96           r=-.08 (ns)
O-Sum-g-rc-v-7-a mr = +.17 4. Facility
   27-30           r=+.02 (ns)
   33-36           r=+.05 (ns)
   42-48           r=+.06 (ns)
   54-60           r=+.34 (ns)
   66-72           r=+.10 (ns)
   78-84           r=+.40 (ns)
   90-96           r=+.20 (ns)

A-CP-g-fi-v-7-a mr = +.04 4. Facility
   27-30           r=-.12 (ns)
   33-36           r=-.01 (ns)
   42-48           r=-.04 (ns)
   54-60           r=+.06 (ns)
   66-72           r=+.04 (ns)
   78-84           r=+.24 (ns)
   90-96           r=+.08 (ns)