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Correlational findings

Study Bray & Howard (1980): study US 1956

Public:
40+ aged, male managers, Bell Telephone Company, 1956-1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 422
Non Response:
panel loss a t T5: 37%
Assessment:
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Correlate

Authors's label
Succorance
Our Classification
Operationalization
Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS) on need for succorance scale.

This inventory reflects a desire for understanding and encouragement, including having others provide help in times of illness or trouble, react sympathetically about personal problems, and offer affection and favors.

Assessed at T5.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-PL-c-rc-v-5-a r = _.01 ns T5 need for deference by T5 happiness.

Later analysis of the full studygroup (N=266) showed a significantly negative correlation (BRAY 1983 p 302).