Findings on happiness in Tuddenham (1959): study US 1934

Author(s)Tuddenham, R.D.
TitleThe Constancy of Personality Ratings over Two Decades.
SourceGenetic Psychology Monographs,1959, Vol. 60, 3 - 29
PublicHigh school pupils, followed into adulthood, California USA, 1934-53
Last assesment1953
 T1: 1934, T2: 1953
Survey nameNot available
 California Adolescent Growth Study (Oakland Growth Study)
SampleNot available
 Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =72
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentRating by experts
 Clinical ratings of behavior (T1), clinical interviews (T2)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textClinical rating of cheerfulness: Based on independent interviews by two psychologists with one week interval. Rating cheerful - glum on 9 step scale (rating scale not reported)
Author's labelCheerfull/Glum
Error estimatesReliability: interrater agreement: T1: boys r=+.66 girls r=+.80 T2: men r=+.78 women r=+.78 Validity:
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

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