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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 outer circle
Our Classification
Operationalization
Respondents were asked:
Are there people whom you have not already mentioned who are close enough and important enough in your life that they should be placed in your network.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a r = +.05 ns none men O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a r = +.08 ns none women O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +.03 ns none men O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +.06 ns none women

Beta's controled for personal characteristics:
- age
- education
- health compared to others
and network sturcture:
- size of inner cicrle
- size of middle circle
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +.05 ns none men O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +.06 ns none women

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