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Correlational findings

Study Ventegodt (1995): study DK 1993

Public:
18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1494
Non Response:
39%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
siblings
Our Classification
Operationalization
brothers and sisters(1)
a1: only sisters
b1: brothers and sisters
c1: only brothers
d1: only child

half brothers and sisters(2)
a2: only full brothers and sisters
b2: both full and half brothers and sisters
c2: only half brothers and sisters
d2: only child

twin or triplet(3)
a3: identical twin
b3: fraternal twin
c3: triplet
d3: twin or triplet
e3: neither twin nor triplet

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-a = women's      men's
brothers     brothers      half brothers  twin or
and sisters  and sisters   and sisters    triplet
Ms a1=7.56   7.76          a2=7.81        a3=6.56
Ms b1=7.80   7.74          b2=7.74        b3=7.50
Ms c1=7.88   8.06          c2=7.75        c3=7.09
Ms d1=7.11   7.61          d2=7.35        d3=7.20
                                          e3=7.76
all :7.70   7.81      all(2)=7.75    all(3)=7.74
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e = women's      men's
brothers     brothers      half brothers  twin or
and sisters  and sisters   and sisters    triplet
Ms a1=7.28   7.35          a2=7.51        a3=6.56
Ms b1=7.51   7.51          b2=7.21        b3=6.88
Ms c1=7.55   7.50          c2=7.23        c3=7.50
Ms d1=7.03   7.20          d2=7.13        d3=6.91
                                          e3=7.45
all :7.43   7.44      all(2)=7.44    all(3)=7.43
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ha = women's      men's
brothers and brothers and  half brothers  twin or
sisters      sisters       and sisters    triplet
Ms a1=7.06   7.35          a2=7.00        a3=6.25
Ms b1=6.90   7.51          b2=6.66        b3=6.38
Ms c1=7.14   7.50          c2=6.74        c3=6.66
Ms d1=6.63   7.20          d2=6.66        d3=6.40
                                          e3=6.95
all :6.98   7.44      all(2)=6.94    all(3)=6.93