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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
Stress
Our Classification
Operationalization
46-item checklist of life events in the past eight to
ten months, rated as having occurred or not occured,
whether the impact was good or bad and their degree of
effect (l=none to 4=great) (adapted Life Experiences
Survey: J. Sarason, J. Johnson and J. Siegel

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-QLS-c-sq-v-5-a rpc = -                    Happiness:                                                    Tl        T2          T3
Stress: Tl    -.35(01)   0  (ns)    -.13(ns) Stress: T2              -.37(01)    -.18(ns) Stress: T3                          -.39(01)

rpc controlled for demographic covariates (age,
education, number of children, receipt of public
assistance, infant birth status (premature or full
term))

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