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Correlational findings

Study Martinson et al. (1985): study US Wisconsin 1974

Public:
18+ aged, general public, NW Wisconsin, USA, 1974
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1423
Non Response:
14%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Community solidarity
Our Classification
Operationalization
3 item imdex 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 Beta = + ß of different age groups:
under 30 : +.06  ns     30-49   : +.32  05
50-64    : +.18  05     over 64 : +.15  05

ß controlled for: negative life change, degree of disability, days lost due to illness, powerlessness, recent migrant, contact with friends, contact with relatives, organizational affiliation, church attendance, separated / divorced, sex, unemployed, family income, education.