Findings on happiness in Kahn et al. (1985): study US 1963

Author(s)Kahn, S.; Csikszentmihalyi, M.; Getzels, J.W.; Zimmerman, G.
TitleRelations between Identity in Young Adulthood and Intimacy at Midlife.
SourceJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1985, Vol. 49, 1316 - 1322
PublicAllumni artschool followed 18 years, USA, 1963-81
Last assesment1981
 T1: 1963 T2: 1981
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Data were collected from 281 of the 321 sophomores and juniors enrolled in 1963, at an art school in the country.
Respondents N =71
Non Response75%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: We have talked about various parts of your life, now I want to ask you about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days.....? 7 completely satisfied 6 5 4 neutral 3 2 1 completely dissatisfied
Author's labelTotal satisfaction
Finding used in
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Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Earlier Identityshow  Earlier personality organization