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Correlational findings

Study Demir et al. (2012): study ZZ Various nation sets 2010

Public:
College students, Turkish and Southwestern American Universities, 2010
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 569
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Correlate

Authors's Label
Perceived mattering
Our Classification
Remarks
The Mattering to Others Questionnaire (Marshall, 2001)
Operationalization
Mattering to friends (same-sex best friends here), self-report on 11 questions:

Each person has ideas or feelings about how other people see them. I am interested in how you think people think about you.
Choose the rating you feel is the best for each of the following sentences:
a: I feel special to my friends
b: I am needed by my friends
c: I am missed by my friends when I am away
d: When I talk, my friends try to understand what I am saying
e: I am interesting to my friends
f: My friends notice my feelings
g: My friends give me credit when I do well
h: My friends notice when I need help
i: I matter to my friends
Rating:
[ 1 ] not much
[ 2 ]
[ 3 ] somewhat
[ 4 ]
[ 5 ] a lot

j: People have many things to think about. If your friends made a list of all the things s/he thinks about where do you think you'd be on the list?
[ 5 ] top
[ 4 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 2 ]
[ 1 ] bottom

k: If your friends made a list of all the things s/he cares about, where do you think you'd be on the list?
[ 5 ] top
[ 4 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 2 ]
[ 1 ] bottom

Score: Mean of the item responses (ranging from 1 to 5)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-?-mq-v-5-a rs = +.33 p < .001 American sample A-BW-?-mq-v-5-a rs = +.18 p < .005 Turkish sample