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Correlational findings

Study Mookherjee (1997): study US 1986

Public:
60+ aged, general public, USA 1982-91
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3049
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Satisfaction with friends
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single question on satisfaction with friends:
1.not satisfied
2.somewhat satisfied
3.well satisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa DM = + p < .00 1. M= 1.78 SD= .71
2. M= 2.07 SD= .63
3. M= 2.34 SD= .64
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.26 p < .00 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.05 p < .01 Beta controlled for
- socio-demographic variables:
   - Gender
   - Race
   - Marital status
   - Education
   - Financial status
   - Place of residence
   - Religious membership
   - Religious attendance
- satisfaction with:
   - Neighbours
   - Non-working activities
   - Family
   - Health
   - Finance