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Correlational findings

Study Michalos et al. (2007): study CA British Columbia 2005

Public:
Elderly, British Columbia, Canada, 2005
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 656
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Replication of a similar survey in 1999

Correlate

Authors's label
Satisfaction with friendships
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your friendships?
1  very dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
3  a little dissatisfied
4  about evenly balanced
5  a little satisfied
6  somewhat satisfied
7  very satisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-g Beta = +.31 p < .05 O-QLS-c-sq-v-7-b Beta = +.07 p < .05 O-HL-u-sq-v-7-f Beta = +.09 p < .05 Beta's controlled for:
- mental health
- social support
- crime-relatred worries
- difficulty meeting housing costs
- % of income spent on housing cost
- satisfaction with:
  - family
  - living partner
  - romantic relationships
  - feeling part of community
  - housing
  - neighbourhood
  - health
  - financial security
  - recreation
  - self-esteem
  - government officials
  - sense of meaning of life
  - achievements in life
  - future society
O-Sum-u-mq-n-7-b Beta = +.25 p < .05 Beta' s controlled for satisfaction with:
-romantic relationships    (+.18)
-feeling part of community (+.33)

(34% of variance explained)
O-Sum-u-mq-n-7-b Beta = 0 ns Beta' s additionally controlled for:
-mental health               (+.15)
-satisfaction with:
  -romantic relationships    (+.13)
  -feeling part of community (+.12)
  -health                    (+.24)
  -recreation                (+.11)
  -future security           (+.20)

(48% of variance explained)