ERIC Number: EJ381556
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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The Concept of Happiness: A Multidimensional Scaling Investigation.
Thomas, Jo Ann; Stock, William A.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v27 n2 p141-54 1988
Investigated concept of happiness in 100 adults, aged 19 to 90, and in 126 Catholic nuns, aged 26 to 89. Subjects gave word associates to words "happiness" and "unhappiness." In both samples, two-dimensional space was judged to optimally fit data. First dimension was interpreted as bipolar affective dimension; second as representing personal independence. Three age trends were noted. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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