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Correlational findings

Study Schiff & Bargal (2000): study IL 1995

Public
Participants of self-help and support groups, Jerusalem, Israel, 199?
Sample
Respondents
N = 90
Non Response
not reported
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's Label
Satisfaction with group as alternative to loneliness
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Cronbach's Alpha=.79
Remarks
Question concerns helping characteristics of the self-help or support group.
Distribution
Different distributions
Operationalization
Sefreport on following questions:
a. The group makes me feel I'm not alone with my difficulties
b. The group takes me out of my loneliness
c. A professional could never understand me the way group members can
d. The group helps me evaluate my coping strategies
e. The group makes me feel I can function as well as anyone else
f. Other group members'knowledge and experience helps me as much as the help I could get from professionals

Rated on a numerical scale
Items a,b,c,e,f:after reversing the scale 1=never to 5=always
Item d:1=certainly wrong to 6=certainly right

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-?-sq-n-11-a r = +.18 ns