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Correlational findings

Study Kamp Dush & Amato (2005): study US 1992

Public:
19+ aged, United States, 1992-97
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 691
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Distress symptoms
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 22 questions on symptoms of psychiatric impairement.
Typical questions are:
- 'How often in the last year have you found yourself wondering if anything is worthwhile anymore?'and
- 'How often in the last year did you feel isolated and alone, somewhat apart from others, even among friends?'

Rated on an 3-point numerical scale:
(1=never; 2=sometimes; 3=often)
The mean of the items served as measure of distress.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-af r = -.46 p < .05