Block (1971): study US 1936
- Block, J.
- Lives through Time.
- Bancroft Books, 1971, Berkeley, USA
- Highschool pupils, followed from age 11 to 35, USA, 1936-1957
- N = 160
- Non Response:
- 65% dropout, 11% incomplete data
Interviews and tests
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Clinical rating of cheerfulness.
Rating on the basis of interview-protocols by 2 or 3 independent judges of cheerfulness as personality descriptive variable from most uncharacteristic to most characteristic of the subject.
Rating options: scale rating from 1 to 9 (scale options not reported)
- Author's label:
- Error estimates:
- Reliability: Inter-rater reliabilities: Males: T1 junior high school, age 11-14, rs=+.72 T2 senior high school, age 14-17, rs=+.79 T3 fourth decade, age 28-35, rs=+.77 Females: T1 junior high school, age 11-14, rs=+.68 T2 senior high school, age 14-17, rs=+.77 T3 fourth decade, age 28-35, rs=+.80 Validity:
Past happiness ( 1 to 10 years ago)