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Correlational findings

Study DeJong-Gierveld (1969): study NL 1965

Public:
30-55 aged, general public, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1965
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 600
Non Response:
31%;
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview and low structured questionnaire at home.

Correlate

Authors's label
Loneliness
Our Classification
Operationalization
6-item index of statements on feeling lonely, nobody cares for you, difficulty in making lasting contacts, coping with things alone, hard to find real friends, alone in the world.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SL?-?-sq-v-5-a G = -.48 p < .01 Unaffected by sex.
Marrieds      : G' = -.36 (01)
Never marrieds: G' = -.50 (01)