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Correlational findings

Study Venkatraman (1995): study IN Chennai 1988

Public:
Elderly marrieds, Madras, India1988
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 207
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
mode of assesment not reported, assumed face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Social support
Our Classification
Distribution
Aa:  Spouse loves                  M = 4,20
         Spouse listens                M = 3,62
Ab   Child loves                        M =2, 45
        Child listens                       M = 2,05
Ac   Friends/relatives love   M = 3,00
        Friends relatives listen  M = 2,05
Operationalization
Self report of support received from intimates in response to two questions
A: How much does your ... make you feel loved and cared for
B: How much is .. Willing to listen when you need to talk about your worries and problems
Asked for
a: spouse
b: adult children
c; friends and relatives
Rated:
5 a great deal
4
3
2
1 not at all

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-i X = .85 Goodness of Fit Index (GFI) model prediting life satisfaction
- directy from social support and
- indirectly though effect on self-esteem

Similar model fit in the USA (FGI=.96)