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Studies

Bray & Howard (1980): study US 1956

Publication

Author(s):
Bray, D.W.; Howard, A.
Title:
Career Succes and Life-Satisfactions of Middle Aged Managers.
Source:
Bond, L.A.;Rosen, J.C.;Eds.: "Competence and Coping during Adulthood", University Press of New England, 1980, London, UK, 258 - 287

Investigation

Public:
40+ aged, male managers, Bell Telephone Company, 1956-1976
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-quota sample
Respondents:
N = 422
Non Response:
panel loss a t T5: 37%
Assessment:
Rating by experts
Expert ratings based on various methods used in assesment center

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Clinical rating by 4 experts on the basis of multi-method assessments during periodical stays in assessment center.

Rater instruction:
"To what extend does this person find pleasure in life at the present time..........?"
1  low
2
3  average
4
5  high
Classification:
M-PL-c-rc-v-5-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
277

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Creativity Test-creativeness General information UNCLASSIFIED Earlier mental ability _A Earlier intelligence Earlier mental ability _B Earlier intelligence Mental ability_A Current general intelligence Mental ability_B Current general intelligence Range of interests Current interests Earlier ascendancy Earlier assertiveness Earlier selfconfidence Earlier self-confidence Earlier emotional stability Earlier stability Ascendancy Assertive Need for superior approval Approval seeking Need for peer approval Approval seeking Conservative Conservative Selfishness Egoistic Self-development Self-actualization (need for) Planning and organization Planning ability Succorance Approval seeking Self-confidence Self-confidant Emotional stability/lack of nervousness Stable Need for heterosexuality_A Earlier sex-life Need for heterosexuality_B Sexual preference
Attitudes to one's sex-life
Earlier expectations inventory Earlier work-attitudes Drop in primacy of work Attitudes to one's occupation