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Correlational findings

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

Public:
Mother-child pairs, followed 18 months after birth, USA, 1981-82
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 105
Non Response:
Attrition at T2: 10%, at T3: 14%
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Structured interview/questionnaire/laboratory observation

Correlate

Authors's label
Social support from intimates
Our Classification
Operationalization
4-item index of closed questions on the quantity of support sources of intimates (spouse, etc) 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 from a scale developed by Henderson e.a.,1981) .

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-QLS-c-sq-v-5-a rpc = +              Happiness
             T1          T2           T3
Support:T1: +.37 (01)   +.37 (01)    0 (ns)
Support:T2:             +.37 (01)    0 (ns)
Support:T3:                          + .30 (05)

rpc controlled for
1. demographic covariates (age, education,
numberof children, receipt of public
assistance,infant birth status (premature or full
term));
2. stress

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