Correlational findings

Study Rafanelli et al. (2000): study IT 1995

Remitted mental out-patients and controls, Italy, 199?
N = 40
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
Positive relations
Our Classification
Ryff's Scales of Psychological Well-Being (PWB), subscale Positive Relations
Patients: M=  7,6; SD=3,5
Controls: M=11,7; SD=2,2
Selfreport on 9 questions:
a: I dont't have many people who want to listen when I need to talk
b: I enjoy personal and mutual conversations with family members and friends
c: I often feel lonely because I have few close friends with whom to share my concerns
d: It seems to me that most other people have more friends than I do
e: People would describe me as a giving person, willing to share my time with others
f: Most people see me as loving and affectionate
g: I know I can trust my friends, and the know they can trust me
h: Maintaining close relationships has been difficult and frustrating for me
i: I have not experienced many warm and trusting relationships with others.

Rated on a 6-point numerical scale: (1= strongly disagree to 6= strongly agree)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-cw-mq-v-2-a r = +.43 ns remitted mental out-patients M-FH-cw-mq-v-2-a r = +.28 ns healthy control group