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Correlational findings

Study Antonucci et al. (1998): study US 1980

Public:
50-95 aged, married, with children, USA,1980
Survey name:
Social Networks in Adult Life
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 366
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Size of middle circle
Our Classification
Operationalization
Respondents were asked:
are there people to whom you may not feel that close, but who are still very important to you.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a r = +.09 ns men O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a r = +.06 ns women O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +.08 ns men O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +.10 ns women

Beta's controled for personal characteristics:
- age
- education
- health compared to others
and network sturcture:
- size of inner circle
- size of outer circle
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +.08 ns men O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +.11 ns women

Beta's additionally controled for negative social support:
- network doesn't understand
- network gets on nerve
- want more dependable network
- network too demanding.