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Correlational findings

Study Martinson et al. (1984): study US Wisconsin 1974

Public:
18+aged, general public, N.W. Wisconsin, USA, 1974
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1423
Non Response:
12%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Community solidarity
Our Classification
Operationalization
3 item index of closed questions, rated on a 5 point Likert scale.
a. Usually I feel free to stop and visit with most people around here.
b. I know the people living around here quite well.
c. Most of the time I do not really feel like a member of this community

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a r = +.23 p < .05 age <30: r = +.10  05
30 - 49: r = +.39  05
50 - 64: r = +.21  05
   > 64: r = +.23  05
O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.19 p < .05 age <30: ß = +.06  ns
30 - 49: ß = +.31  05
50 - 64: ß = +.16  05
   > 64: ß = +.17  05

ß controlled for:powerlessness, health, days too sick to work, recent move, separated/ divorced, unemployed, contact with relatives, contact with friends, church attendance, organizational membership, education, family income.