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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
Contact with relatives
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question:
1: less than once a week
2: once a week
3: two ore more times a week

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.05 p < .05 age <30: ß = +.18  05
30 - 49: ß = +.05  ns
50 - 64: ß = +.00  ns
   > 64: ß = +.01  ns

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