Correlational findings

Study Lee et al. (2008): study US 2008

College students and LGB, USA, 2008
N = 443
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
Social connect
Our Classification
M=4.34, SD=0.82-0.91
Selfreport  on 20 questions about social connectedness:
a Distant from people
b Don't participate with anyone or group
c Don't feel belong
d Don't feel related to people
e Feel like an outsider
f Understood by people I know
g Disconnected from the world
h Losing a sense of connectedness
I See myself as a loner
j Little sense of togetherness
k Friends like a family
l No sense of brother/sisterhood
m Close to people
n Relate to peers
o Connect with other people
p Involved in people's lives
q See people as friendly
r In tune with the world
s Comfortable with strangers
t Fit in well in new situations
Rated: 6-point scale
1 strongly disagree
6 strongly agree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-?-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.59 p < .01 LGB sample

Beta's controled for extraversion
A-BW-?-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.52 p < .01 College sample

Beta's controled for extraversion