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Studies

Minyard Frost & Frost (2000): study ZZ Various nation sets 1995

Publication

Author(s):
Minyard Frost, K.; Frost, C.J.
Title:
Romanian and American Life Aspirations in Relation to Psychological Well-Being.
Source:
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 2000, Vol. 31, 726 - 751

Investigation

Public:
21-22 aged, college students Romania and USA, 199?
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 418
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 22 questions:         

22 statement on major life aspirations in 4 content areas:
- self-acceptance; e.g. "You will be in charge of your life"
- affiliation: e.g." You will have good friends that you can count on"
- community feeling: e.g. 'You will work to make the world a better place"
- financial succes: e.g. "You will have a job that pays well"

Each statement rated for likelihood of future attainment
1  very low
2
3
4
5  very high
Classification:
C-ASG-u-mq-n-5-a
Author's label:
Likelihood that aspirations are met
Page in publication:
736
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.73
SD:
0.59

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Importance of aspirations Object of life-goals
Income aspirations
Likelihood that aspirations are met Perceived realization of specific life-goals