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Correlational findings

Study Feldman (1984): study US California 1921

Public:
Gifted children (IQ >140), California, USA, followed ± 60 years, 1921-1972
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 52
Non Response:
Attrition at T9: 25%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Repeated interviews and questionaires

Correlate

Authors's label
Intelligence
Our Classification
Operationalization
IQ score on the Stanford-Binet test at age 12
1. gifted      (IQ > 140)  N = 26
2. very gifted (IQ > 180)  N = 26

Gifted drawn at random from 1500 gifted subjects (Terman genius sample). The very gifted are all subjects in this group that scored 180 or more.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a D% = ± % satisfied
- females: gifted      64% (few had worked)
           very gifted 57% (only who had worked)
- males  : gifted      68%
           very gifted 74%