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Feldman (1984): study US California 1921

Publication

Author(s):
Feldman, D.H.
Title:
A Follow-up of Subjects Scoring above 180 I.Q. in Terman's "Genetic Studies of Genius".
Source:
Exceptional Children, 1984, Vol. 50, 518 - 523

Investigation

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

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 2 questions:         

A. "How important was each of the following goals in life in the plans you  made for yourself in early adulthood?"
-  occupational success
-  family life
-  friendships
-  richness of cultural life
-  total service to society.
1 less important to me than to most people
2
3
4
5  of prime importance to me

B. "How successful have you been in the  pursuit of these goals?"
1  little satisfaction in this area
2
3
4
5  had excellent fortune in this respect

Computation: General Satisfaction 5 is the quotient obtained by multiplying the planned goal (early adulthood) by the reported success in attaining that goal, adding the five of these multiplied areas and dividing them by the sum of the planned goals for each of the areas.

                Pa.Sa + Pb.Sb + Pc.Sc + Pd.Sd + Pe.Se
                -----------------------------------------------------------------
                            Pa + Pb + Pc + Pd + Pe
   Pa = planned goal a (1-5)
   Sa = success goal a (1-5)
Classification:
C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Life-satisfaction

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Intelligence Test-intelligence