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Correlational findings

Study Demir & Weitekamp (2007): study US 2007

Public
University students, USA, 2007
Sample
Respondents
N = 423
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's Label
Friendship quality
Our Classification
Error Estimates
α=0.95
Remarks
McGill Friendship Questionnaire – Friend’s Functions (MFQ-FF, Mendelson & Aboud, 1999)
Distribution
mean 6.76, SD 0.92
Operationalization
Selfreport on 30 items in 6 subscales:
A stimulating companionship
B help
C intimacy
D reliable alliance
E emotional security
F self-validation

Rated 0 (never) to 8 (always)

average of all responses for composite friendship quality score

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a r = +.26 p < .05 friendship quality M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.12 p < .06 Beta controlled for
- gender
- extraversion
- neuroticism
- agreeableness
- conscientiousness
- openness
- friendship conflict
M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.10 p < .05 A: Companionship M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.03 ns B: Help M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.05 ns C: Intimacy M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.04 ns D: Reliable alliance M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.01 ns E: Emotional security M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.12 p < .05 F: Self-validation

Beta's controlled for:
- gender
- extraversion
- neuroticism
- agreeableness
- conscientiousness
- openness
- each other