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Correlational findings

Study Sheldon & Hoon (2006): study ZZ East-West pairs 2001

Public:
University students, USA and Singapore, 200?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 533
Non Response:
6%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
!! USA: web-based, Singapore: paper-an-pencil

Correlate

Authors's Label
Social support
Our Classification
Error Estimates
α=.90
Remarks
Sarasons et al. (1987) brief social support measure
Distribution
All M = 4.15, SD = .75; USA M = 4.26; Singapore M = 4.00
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfreport on 6 questions, f.e.
- having people who can distract you from your worries when you feel under stress
- having people who care about you, regardless of what is happening to you
Rated satisfaction with their overall

Rated 1 (very dissatisfied) to 5 (very satisfied)

Ratings were averaged to a composite score

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-*-mq-*-7-a Beta = +.40 p < .01 All
Beta controlled for
- autonomy support
M-AO-*-mq-*-7-a Beta = +.16 p < .01 Beta controlled for
- Cultural membership
- Gender
- Competence need (self rated satisfaction)
- Neuroticism (Selfreport on sucess at most important personal goals)
- Goal-progress
- Self-esteem
M-AO-*-mq-*-7-a Beta = +.14 p < .01 USA M-AO-*-mq-*-7-a Beta = +.18 p < .01 Singapore

Beta's controlled for
- Gender
- Competence need satisfaction
- Neuroticism
- Goal-progress
- Self-esteem