Findings on happiness in Block (1971): study US 1936 /1

Author(s)Block, J.
TitleLives through Time.
SourceBancroft Books, 1971, Berkeley, USA
PublicHighschool pupils, followed from age 11 to 32, USA, 1936-51
Last assesment1951
 T1: 1936, T2: 1951
Survey nameNot available
 Data drawn from study by Tuddenham(1959), reported in Block 1971, p.79-82.
SampleNot available
 52 subjects are the same as in BLOCK 1971/1 (Pooled purposive samples, including Macfarlane (1938a, 1938b) and Jones (1938, 1939a, 1939b)). 20 subjects are selected otherwise.
Respondents N =72
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textClinical rating of cheerfulness. Rating on the basis of interview-protocols by 2 or 3 independent judges of cheerfulness as personality descriptive variable from most uncharacteristic to most characteristic of the subject. Rating options: scale rating from 1 to 9 (scale options not reported)
Author's labelCheerful vs Glum
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Cheerful vs Glumshow  Long term happiness (< 10 years ago)