Correlational findings

Study Crnic et al. (1984): study US 1981

Mother-child pairs, followed 18 months after birth, USA, 1981-82
N =
Non Response
Attrition at T2: 10%, at T3: 14%
Multiple assesment methods
Structured interview/questionnaire/laboratory observation


Authors's Label
Community support
Our Classification
2-item index of closed questions on the quantity of support from neighbourhood and community and the parent's perceived satisfaction with the support
avaiable. Satisfaction was rated on a 4-point scale, ranging from very satisfied to very dissatisfied
(adapted scale from Henderson e.a., 1981).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-QLS-c-sq-v-5-a rpc = +               Happiness:
              Tl          T2            T3
Support: Tl:  +.35 (01)   +.13 (ns)     0 (ns)
Support: T2:              +.13 (ns)     0 (ns)
Support: T3:                            0 (ns)

rpc controlled for:
1. demographic covariates (age, education,
number of children, receipt of public
assistance, infant birth status (premature
full term));
2. stress
3. intimate support

Tl: child 1 month,
T2: child 8 months,
T3: child 18 months