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Correlational findings

Study Kellerman et al. (1977): study US 1972

Public:
Children hospitalized with cancer, US, 197?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 7
Non Response:
Assessment:
Behavioural observation
Rated 3 times daily(per 8 hours) along 64 behavioral dimensions by nurse

Correlate

Authors's label
Talking about illness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Taking about illness was rated by nurse during 3 times a day during ?days
1= never
2= rarely
3= sometimes
4= often

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-md-rdn-v-5-a r = -.89 p < .01 Correlation between ratio of depressive mood ratings and ratio of desease-related communications. The sign of the correlation is negative because happiness is measured by unhappiness in this case.

Mean mood rating during desease-related communication: M=3.7, SD=.58 (Mt=6.75)