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Correlational findings

Study Lee & Ihinger-Tallman (1980): study US Washington 1975

Public:
60+ aged, Washington State, USA, 1975
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 870
Non Response:
26% (in second stage)
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's Label
Sibling interaction
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Single direct question on frequency of interaction and visiting with the sibling one sees most frequently, rated on a 5-point scale ranging from "once a month or less" to " once a day or more".
1 No sibling
2 Sibling, low interaction
3 Sibling, high interaction

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-ACO-c-mq-v-4-a G = -.03 Males
M-ACO-c-mq-v-4-a = .00 M-ACO-c-mq-v-4-a G = -.06 Females M-ACO-c-mq-v-4-a = .0
Pattern not different when Ss without siblings are left out.
Not affected by marital status, parental status, affective quality of the sibling relationship and health.