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Correlational findings

Study Headey et al. (1991): study AU AU Victoria 1981

Public:
18-65 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, followed 1981-1987
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 942
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Friendship
Our Classification
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 rating scale, summation by average.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = -.01 ns Contemporaneous bottom up: satisfaction with their friends makes people happy O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = +.06 ns Contemporaneous top down: happy people are satisfied with their friends O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = -.01 ns Lagged bottom up:  satisfaction with their friends makes people happy O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = +.04 ns Lagged top down: happy people are satisfied with their friends

Beta's controlled for satisfaction with
- marriage
- job
- standard of living
- leisure
- health