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Studies

Mussen et al. (1982): study US 1930

Publication

Author(s):
Mussen, P.H.; Eichorn, D.H.; Honzik, M.P.
Title:
Early Adult Antecedents of Life Satisfaction at Age 70.
Source:
Journal of Gerontology, 1982, Vol. 37, 316 - 322

Investigation

Public:
Mothers of 21-months babies. Followed 40 years, Berkeley USA, 1930-70
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 81
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport in focused interview

Two independent interviews. Each interviewer rated `satisfaction with lot' on the same scale.
1  tremendously satisfied
2
3
4  average
5
6
7  extremely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLC-g-fi-v-7-b
Author's label:
Satisfaction with lot
Error estimates:
Equivalence: interrater agreement r =+.60.
Full text:
Rating based on two independent interviews (Rate question not reported)
7  tremendous cheerful
6
5
4  average
3
2
1  extremely disenchanted

Summation:  average of rates
Classification:
A-CP-g-fi-v-7-b
Author's label:
Cheerfulness
Error estimates:
Equivalence: interrater agreement r = +.59.

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Later life appraisal Later life-appraisals Later quality of life Later life-appraisals