Findings on happiness in Tuddenham (1962): study US 1938

Publication
Author(s)Tuddenham, R.D.
TitleConstancy of Personal Morale over a Fifteen-Year Interval.
SourceChild Development, 1962, Vol. 33, 663 - 673
Investigation
PublicSenior high-school pupils, followed into adulthood, USA, 1938-53
 T1: 1938, T2: 1953
Survey nameNot available
 Oakland Growth Study. Same study also reported in SCHAE 1963 and BLOCK 1971
SampleNot available
 Non-probability chunk sample. Senior classes of highschool, Berkely, USA
Respondents N =92
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 In adolescence and adulthood.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Is it fun to be alive? 4 I enjoy life so much that it is really fun to be alive 3 There are only a few things that are really disappointing 2 There are many things that are disappointing 1 Sometimes life seems just a series of disappointments
ClassificationO-V-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's labelPersonal Morale
Remarksrange 1-4 (reversed): males: T1: M=3.21 Ms'=7.35 T2: M=3.25 Ms'=7.49 females: T1: M=3.18 Ms'=7.25 T2: M=3.18 Ms'=7.25
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: Will people of your age get the things they want most in life.....? 4 I expect to get almost all the things I really want in life 3 I will probably get more of the things I want than not 2 There are several things I want in life but will probably not get 1 I will probably never get most of the things I really want in life
ClassificationC-W-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's labelPersonal Morale
Remarksrange 1-4 (reversed) males: T1: M=2.79 Ms'=5.96 T2: M=3.13 Ms'=7.09 females: T1: M=2.90 Ms'=6.32 T2: M=3.19 Ms'=7.29
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Personal morale_AH04ab01cLong term happiness (< 10 years ago)
Personal morale_BH04ab01cLong term happiness (< 10 years ago)