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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
Network too demanding
Our Classification
Operationalization
Respondents were asked:
about how often do you feel that people in your network make to many demonds on you?
0: never
1: seldom
2: sometimes
3: often.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a r = -.19 p < .01 men O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a r = -.15 p < .10 women O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = -.19 p < .05 men O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = -.11 ns women

Beta's controled for:
- personal characteristics:
  - age
  - education
  - health compared to others
- network sturcture:
  - size of inner cicrle
  - size of middle circle
  - size of outer circle
- negative social support:
  - network doesn't understand
  - network gets on nerve
  - want more dependable network.