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Correlational findings

Study Abbey et al. (1994): study US 1988

Public:
Infertile couples and matched controls, followed 3 years, USA 1988-1990
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 496
Non Response:
20%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
at T1 face-to-face, at T2 and T3 by telephone

Correlate

Authors's label
satisfaction with social support
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 4 questions. Respondents rated how satisfied they were with how much they could count on others to accept, care, console and relax them

Rated: very dissatisfied (1) to very satisfied (5)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b = T3 satisfaction with social support by T3 happiness O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b r = +.48 p < .01 women initially infertile          N = 174 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Beta = +.14 p < .05 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b r = +.55 p < .01 men initially infertile            N = 174 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Beta = +.20 p < .01 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b r = +.50 p < .01 women presumed fertile controls    N = 74 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Beta = +.16 ns O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b r = +.54 p < .01 men presumed fertile controls      N = 74 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Beta = +.14 ns Beta's controlled for:
- home stress
- personal control
- spouse conflic
- coping style