Journal of Adult Development

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 239–254 | Cite as

The Relationship of Developmental Tasks to Life Satisfaction, Moral Reasoning, and Occupational Attainment at Age 28

  • Ruth A. Schiller


This study was conducted to empirically investigate the relationship of several developmental tasks to the developmental outcomes of Life Satisfaction, Moral Reasoning, and Occupational Attainment at age 28. Structured retrospective interviews of 62 Midwestern men and women in their late twenties were converted to variable scores and submitted to quantitative analyses. The results indicated differing patterns of influence on each of the outcomes, clarifying the relative importance of each developmental task, and also highlighting the multi-faceted nature of human development.

Adult development early adult development human development Levinson life satisfaction moral reasoning occupational attainment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth A. Schiller
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolis
  2. 2.Center for the Study of Ethical DevelopmentUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolis

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