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Correlational findings

Study Palmore et al. (1979): study US Durham, North Carolina 1968

Public:
45-70 aged Durham, USA, followed 6 years 1968-1976
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 375
Non Response:
25.3%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Physician examination T1: 1968/70 T2: 1970/72 T3: 1972/74 T4: 1974/76

Correlate

Authors's Label
Social resources
Our Classification
Remarks
T1: 1968; T4: 1976
Distribution
mediam score=28
Operationalization
Combination of income, educational attainment, and the density of the available social network such as spouse, children, relatives, friends, neighbors, and confidants at T1, total range: 8-36

Income and education:
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1

Six types of available social network
3 greatest availability
2
1

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca b = +0.1 p < .01 T1-T4 CHANGE in happiness aby T1 social resources A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-b b = +0,1 p < .05 Change in happiness assessed controlling T4 happiness for T1 happiness

b further controlled for
- numbers events
- health resources
- psychological resources