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Correlational findings

Study Oishi et al. (2007a): study US 2002

Public:
Students, University of Illinois, USA, 200?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 193
Non Response:
Not reported.
Assessment:
Experience sampling

Correlate

Authors's label
Close friends
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on question about having close friends. Full text not reported

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BD2-md-mq-v-7-a DM = + Number of close friends among:
- very happy               5,8  (N=25)
- happy                    5,5  (N=42)
             Difference   +0,3

- moderately happy         5,1  (N=75)
- slightly happy           4,7  (N=43)
- unhappy                  4,4  (N=8)
A-BD2-md-mq-v-7-a Beta = +.29 p < .001 Positive linear relation: the very happy have the most close friends.

Control variables not reported