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Correlational findings

Study Berkman (1971): study US Alameda County, California 1965

Public:
Adults, general public, Alameda County, USA, 1965
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 6928
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Positive evaluation of mother and fatheras a parent
Our Classification
Operationalization
Closed question for mother and father separately: All in all, how good a job did your mother/father do as a parent?
worse/ about the same/ better than most mothers/fathers.
Dichotomized into:
0: One or two parents worse or both
   parents the same.
1: All other combinations.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-u-mq-v-3-a DMr = +.08 p < .05       proportion happy:
0: negative evaluation 42.0%     AR= .46
1: positive evaluation 58.0%     AR= .54
The average ridits (AR) were calculated with
the distribution of the total sample as reference