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Correlational findings

Study Kleiboer (2006): study NL 2001

Public:
MS patients and their spouse, The Netherlands, 200?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 140
Non Response:
12,9%
Assessment:
Diary
Self report checklist and an electronic diary kept during 14 days.

Correlate

Authors's label
Negative reactions of partner
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on four questions:
Did it happen today that your partner..
a: made disapproving remarks on you
b: avoided you
c: hurt your feelings
d: demended a lot of you?

Rated: 0 (not at all) to 3 (very much)

Coded:
0  no negative reactions at all
1  one or more negative reactions during the 14 day period

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-mi-mqr-v-5-a DM = - ns                       Patients   Spouces     
No negative reactions M = 0,97   M = 1,11    
Negative reactions    M = 0,92   M = 1,00
difference               -0,05      -0,11

No significant difference in Positive nor Negative Affect, and hence neither in Affect Balance