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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
Positive experience in social interaction
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Crombach's alpha is 0.64
Remarks
Source: Tempelaar et. Al. 1987: Een meetinstrument voor positive en negative sociale ervaring van (kanker) patienten
Distribution
Surgery patients: N = 109, M = 25,9, SD = 3,9
Chemotherapy patients: N = 108, M = 24,5, SD = 3,9
Ex cancer patients: N = 192, M = 21,2, SD = 3,9
Operationalization
Selfreport on 8 questions about experiences in social interaction
-Warmth and friendliness
-Esteem
-Someone spent a pleasant time with you
-Understanding and sympathy
-Useful information and understanding
-The help of someone
-Someone trusted you
-Someone took time to be with you

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-cw-sq-n-7-a r = +.23 ns Recently treated for cancer with surgery O-SLu-cw-sq-n-7-a r = +.33 p < .01 A-AOL-cw-sq-n-7-a r = +.13 ns Recently treated for cancer with chemotherapy O-SLu-cw-sq-n-7-a r = +.16 ns A-AOL-cw-sq-n-7-a r = +.23 p < .05 Ex cancer patients O-SLu-cw-sq-n-7-a r = +.31 p < .05