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Correlational findings

Study Abbey et al. (1983): study US Detroit 1984

Public:
Tranquilizer users, Detroit, USA, 1984
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 675
Non Response:
40%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
4 structured interviews at 6 week intervals

Correlate

Authors's label
Valium users
Our Classification
Operationalization
1; Valium-users
0: Non- valium-users.
Respondents were interviewed every six weeks. QOL. and anxiety every week via retrospection) during a 24-week period. Bivariate correlations of quality of life-as-a-whole evaluations and psychosocial factors were compared during this period at indicated time-lags.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-ACO-cw-mq-*-20-a SNR = - Valium-users in this study tended to rate their life quality slightly lower than did respondents in national studies, usually by about 0.4 on a 7- point scale.

Non-valium-users rated their life quality at a level comparable to national studies.
M-ACO-cw-mq-*-20-a D%sr = -0,6