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Correlational findings

Study DeRuiter et al. (1993): study NL 1990

Public
Cancer patients and ex-patients. The Netherlands,199?
Sample
Respondents
N = 509
Non Response
21%
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's Label
Total network support score
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Crombach's alpha is 0.75, mean inter item correlation +20
Distribution
Surgery patients: N = 109, M = 2,6, SD = 0,7
Chemotherapy patients: N = 108, M = 2,6, SD = 0,6
Ex cancer patients: N = 192, M = 2,2, SD = 0,5
Operationalization
Selfreport on 8 questions about experiences in social interaction
-Warmth and friendliness
-Esteem
-Someone spent a pleasant time with you
-Understanding and sympathy
-Usefule information and understanding
-The help of someone
-Someone trusted you
-Someone took time to be with you
Rated: none(1) to a great deal(4)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-cw-sq-n-7-a r = +.07 ns Recently treated for cancer with surgery (N=93) O-SLu-cw-sq-n-7-a r = +.18 ns A-AOL-cw-sq-n-7-a r = +.24 p < .05 Recently treated for cancer with chemotherapy (N=94) O-SLu-cw-sq-n-7-a r = +.09 ns A-AOL-cw-sq-n-7-a r = +.19 p < .05 Ex cancer patients (N = 162) O-SLu-cw-sq-n-7-a r = +.16 ns