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Correlational findings

Study Levitt et al. (1986): study US 1984

Public:
Mothers of 13-months infants, Florida, U.S.A., 1984
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 43
Non Response:
20%
Assessment:
Niet gebruiken Questionnaire: paper and pencil
Mailed questionnaire and behavioral observation

Correlate

Authors's label
Spousal support
Our Classification
Operationalization
Summed ratings on "emotional support"
and "child-care assistance" on Kahn and
Antonucci (1984) Network Questionnaire.

1.Emotional support: yes/no response on
  whether spouse  
  -is in whom she confides
  -reassures her
  -makes her feel respected
  -would care for her if she were ill
  -is to whom she can talk when she is
   upset, nervous or depressed.

2.Child-care support: yes/no response
  on whether spouse
  -helps on regular basis
  -would be willing to babysit on short
   notice
  -she could turn to for advice about
   her baby
  -she would be comfortable leaving
   her infant.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.42 p < .01 O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a r = +.46 p < .01