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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 romantic relationships
Our Classification
Distribution
54% has romantic relationship; 32% very satisfied, 19% satisfied, 3% dissatisfied, 8% very dissatisfied.
12% would like to have a romantic relationship
34% would not like a romantic relationship
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your romantic relationships?
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-SQL-c-sq-v-7-b Beta = +.08 p < .05 C-Sum-u-mq-n-7-b Beta = +.18 p < .05 Beta' s controlled for satisfaction with:
-friendships               (+.25)
-feeling part of community (+.33)

(34% of variance explained)
C-Sum-u-mq-n-7-b Beta = +.13 p < .05 Beta's additionally controlled for:
satisfaction with:
-mental health             (+.15)
-feeling part of community (+.12)
-health                    (+.24)
-recreation                (+.11)
-future security           (+.20)

(48% of variance explained)