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Correlational findings

Study Bogart et al. (2007): study US 2001

Public:
29 aged, USA, 2001
Survey name:
US-RAND Adolescent/Young adult panel 2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2376
Non Response:
64% in 2001 follow-up
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's Label
Social skills at age 18
Our Classification
Remarks
assessed at age 18
Distribution
Cronbach alpha .77
Operationalization
Self report of social skills with opposite sex  on 4 questions e.g : "I am comfortable talking to members of opposite sex"
4: strongly disagree
;
1: strongly agree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-g OR = 1.63 p < .001 BIVARIATE        CI95[1.39,1.90] O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-g OR = 1.33 p < ..01 MULTI-VARIATE     CI95[1.10,1.62]
OR controled for age 18
- socio-demographics
  - parental education
  - gender
  - ethnicity
- social environment
  - peer support
  - parental support
- individual characteristics
  - mental health
  - loneliness
  - deviance

Slightly less positive when additionally controlled for current (age 29)
- social position
- poor health
Unaffected by current substance use