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Correlational findings

Study Baker et al. (2005): study US 1986

Public:
60+ aged, USA, followed 3 years 1986-1989
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1279
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Size of support network
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:'about how many friends or other relatives do you have whom you could call on for advice or help if you needed it?'

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.18 p < .05 T1 size of social support network by T2 happiness (3 year lag) O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a r = +.15 p < .05 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +.03 p < .001 B (+.032) controlled for:
- T1 activity in voluntary associations
- T1 self rated health
- T1 religious participation
- Demographic variables
   - age
   - gender
   - education
   - race
   - marital status
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a b = +.02 p < .05 B (+.019) controlled for:
- T1 activity in voluntary associations
- T1 self rated health
- T1 religious participation
- Demographic variables
   - age
   - gender
   - education
   - race
   - marital status
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a b = +.01 p < .05 B (+.0,012) additionally controlled for:
-T1 happiness (indicating CHANGE in happiness)