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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
Stress
Our Classification
Operationalization
A combination of 3 indices i.e.: ROLE
AMBIGUITY, measured by 5 items asses-
sing 'how sure or unsure' respondents were about their ability to fulfill various demands such as making the right decisions and doing what others expected of them; NEGATIVE LIFE EVENTS measured by respondents' answers to several open-ended questions about the events which they had been ecountering in their lives; SOCIAL CONFLICT, mea-
sured with 4 items assessing how much 'some one person' misunderstood or disliked the respondent. Respondents scoring high on all 3 indices were coded high on stress; intermediate score patterns were coded medium on stress; respondents scoring low on all 3 indices were coded low on stress.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-ACO-cw-mq-*-20-a r = -.52