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Studies

Costa et al. (1985): study US 1958

Publication

Author(s):
Costa, P.T.; McCrae, R.R.; Zonderman, A.B.
Title:
Longitudinal Course of Social Support among Men in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging.
Source:
Sarason, I.G., Sarason, B.R., Eds.: "Social Support", Martinus Nijhof, 1985, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 137 - 154

Investigation

Public:
Married males, followed ±12 years Baltimore, USA, 1958-1970
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 196
Non Response:
Attrition T1-T3: 82%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Closed questions

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about what you have accomplished in life...?
3  well satisfied
2  reasonable satisfied
1  dissatisfied:
Classification:
C-A-h-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with accomplishments

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Quality of family & marriage Earlier family-climate
Satisfaction with earlier marriage-relationship(s)
Social participation Attendance to meetings Quantity and qualityof friendships Attitudes to friendship