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Correlational findings

Study Lissitsa & Chachashvili-Bolotin (2016): study IL 2003

Public:
20+ aged general pubic, Israel, 2003-2012
Survey name:
IL AnnualSocialSurveysIsrael 2003-2012
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 73523
Non Response:
20%
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Frequency of meeting/talking to friends
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
"How often do you meet your friends, or talk to them on the phone?"
4 Daily or almost daily
3 Once or twice a week
2 Once or twice a month
1 Less than once a month

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-f b = +.07 p < .01 O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-f Beta = +.08 p < .01 b and Beta controlled for:
- wave of data collection
- age group
- immigrant
- Arab ethnicity
- gender
- locality
- marital status
- family income
- education
- religiosity
- employment
- number of children
- loneliness
- self-perceived health
- health problems

b and Beta not affected by additionally controlling for:
- loneliness
- self-perceived health
- health problems
- internet use
- interaction effects between wave of data collection and:
   - age
   - Arab ethnicity
   - immigrant
   - internet use
   - income
   - health problems