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Studies

Mortimer & Lorence (1981): study US 1962

Publication

Author(s):
Mortimer, J.T.; Lorence, J.
Title:
Self-Concept Stability and Change from Late Adolescence to Early Adulthood.
Source:
Research in Community and Mental Health, 1981, Vol. 2, 5 - 42

Investigation

Public:
University graduates 1966/67, followed into adulthood, Michigan, USA, 1962-76
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 442
Non Response:
Attrition: 12%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Lead item not reported.
Response options:
7  happy
6
5
4
3
2
1  unhappy
(Originally scored on a horizontal scale)
Classification:
O-H?-?-sq-n-7-a
Author's label:
Happy
Remarks:
T1 (1962):  M=5.58  SD=1.28  Ms'=7.60
T2 (1966):  M=5.38  SD=1.26  Ms'=7.27
T3 (1976):  M=5.49  Sd=1.15  Ms'=7.45

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Happiness Past happiness ( 1 to 10 years ago) Family relations Relations with parents