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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
Number of intimates,friends and aquaintances
Our Classification
Operationalization
3-item index of closed questions on number of people one can talk with about personal things, number of people one cares about, and number of acquaintances.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SL?-?-sq-v-5-a r = + ns Never married males  : r = +.09 (ns)
Married males        : r = +.12 (ns)
Never married females: r = +.21 (ns)
Married females      : r = +.17 (01)