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Correlational findings

Study Headey & Wearing (1981): study AU AU Victoria 1978 /1

Public:
Adults, general public, Melbourne, Australia, followed 25 months 1978-1981
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 184
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's Label
Change in satisfaction with friends
Our Classification
Remarks
Both Happiness (ABS) and satisfaction with friends were assessed at T1 and T2 (25 month interval)
Operationalization
Index of 4 single questions on satisfaction with:
a: The people you see socially
b: Your friends
c: The friends of opposite sex you have
d: How much you are accepted and included by others
All scored on a 1-9 D-T rating scale, summation by average.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = +.20 p < .020 T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in satisfaction with friends A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = +.06 ns T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in satisfaction with friends
Beta controlled for satisfaction with
- sex life
- health
- house
- standard of living
- self-fulfillment
- leisure