Correlational findings

Study Tuddenham (1962): study US 1938

Senior high-school pupils, followed into adulthood, USA, 1938-53
N = 92
Non Response:
Questionnaire: paper
In adolescence and adulthood.


Authors's label
Personal morale_B
Our Classification
Single direct question: "Will people of your age get the things they want most of life?"
4. I expect to get almost all the   things I really want in life
3. I will probably get more of the   things I really want than not
2. There are several things I want in   life but will probably never have
1. I will probably never have most of   the things I really want in life

Assessed at:
- T1 (1938)
- T2 (1953)
(25 year interval)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-W-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.23 p < .05 - males C-W-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.08 ns - females

Temporal shift:
C-W-u-sq-v-4-a DMt = +1.1 - males    T1:  M=2.79  Mt'=5.96 C-W-u-sq-v-4-a Chi² = + p < .05            T2:  M=3.13  Mt'=7.09 C-W-u-sq-v-4-a DMt = +1.0 - females  T1:  M=2.90  Mt'=6.32 C-W-u-sq-v-4-a Chi² = + ns            T2:  M=3.19  Mt'=7.29

Both males and females get more contented