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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
Appreciation of being alone
Our Classification
Operationalization
5-item index of agree / disagree statements on possibilities to relax when alone, like to be alone, obligations towards others and too close ties with others as a consequence of social participation.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SL?-?-sq-v-5-a r = - Never married males  : r = +.05   
Married males        : r = -.05   
Never married females: r = -.06   
Married females      : r = -.28