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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
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.