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

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = ß of different age groups:
under 30 : +.17  05     30-49   :   00  ns
50-64    : +.04  ns     over 64 : +.01  ns

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