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Correlational findings

Study Ormel (1980): study NL 1970

Public
15-60 aged, general public, followed 12 month, The Netherlands, 1967-77
Sample
Respondents
N = 296
Non Response
18%
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's Label
Intimacy between partners
Our Classification
Operationalization
3-item additive index each rated on a 3 point scale. Positive relation =3.
1. Is there intimacy in the relation? 2. Are there any important, concrete
   problems in the relationship?
3. Is there in the Ss's judgment a
   satisfactory sexual relation?
Assessed at T2(1976)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = +.39 p < .01 T2 happiness by T2 intimacy
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = +.22 p < .01 T3 happiness by T2 intimacy

A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c Beta-L = +.41 T2 happiness by T2 intimacy.
ßL path coefficient in a LISREL model, also involving neuroticism, selfesteem, internal control, adequacy of coping and self- and externally induced burdens.