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Correlational findings

Study Hernandez Plaza et al. (2004): study ES 2000

Public:
Moroccan immigrants, Spain, 2000
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 100
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Face to face interviews were conducted by the first author of this article, with the collaboration of seven Moroccan mediators who translated the questions into Arabic when necessary and gave access to the sample

Correlate

Authors's label
Social network size
Our Classification
Operationalization
Social network size is measured using 6 items with open answering format, where respondents enumerate available sources of support in six areas:
- expression of personal feelings
- social participation
- advice
- positive feedback
- material support
- physical assistance.
Network size is defined as the total number of social support sources, and it is the result of summing all the support providers mentioned in the previous six areas.
For current analysis, this variable was re-cathegorized in two levels:
1. Lower than average (> 9.17)
2. Equal or higher than average (< 9.17)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-u-mq-v-5-ba DM = + 1 low network size:   M = 1,45 SD = 0,60
2 high network size:  M = 1,97 SD = 0,97
O-Sum-u-mq-v-5-ba F = 1.89 ns Univariate analysis of variance, main effect
Controlling for:
- gender
- age
O-Sum-u-mq-v-5-ba F = 4.63 p < .034 Univariate analysis of variance: interaction effects, social network size x legal situation
Controlling for:
- gender
- age

Immigrants with residence permit
- Low network size:  M = 1.53 SD = 0.64
- High network size: M = 2.31 SD = 1.02
Immigrants without residence permit:
- Low network size:  M = 1.34 SD = 0.55
- High network size: M = 1.43 SD = 0.59
O-Sum-u-mq-v-5-ba F = 1.05 ns Univariate analysis of variance: interaction effects, social network size x housing type
Controlling for:
- gender
- age
O-Sum-u-mq-v-5-ba F = 2.38 ns Univariate analysis of variance: interaction effects, social network size x labour situation
Controlling for:
- gender
- age
O-Sum-u-mq-v-5-ba F = 1.53 ns Univariate analysis of variance: interaction effects, social network size x perception of rejection
Controlling for:
- gender
- age