Correlational findings

Study Alexander (1969): study US 1964

Schizophrenic males non-hospitalized, Monroe County, New York, USA, 1964-65
N = 178
Non Response:
28%, most of them patients'or family member refusal
Register data
Analysis of case registers and clinical interviews with family members


Authors's label
Social participations
Our Classification
3-item index of direct questions on number of organized memberships, frequency of contacts with friends and attending parties.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.17 p < .01 A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-f G = + Index of Positive Affects only: G = +.20 (01)

Stronger in high pathology group (01)
Lower in low pathology group (ns)

Not among those living alone
Stronger among those living with someone else than parents or spouse (boarding house, friends, etc.)
Not among married males living with their spouse

Unaffected by employed status

Index of Negative Affects is related to social participation only among employed individuals living with their family of orientation
_c = -.27 (05)