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Correlational findings

Study Michalos (1982): study CA Huron County Ontario 1977

Public:
60+ aged, rural townships,Southern Huron County, Ontario, Canada, 197?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 392
Non Response:
37%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionaire,followed by an interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Satisfaction with friendships
Our Classification
Operationalization
Closed question on quality and quantity
of contacts with friends, rated on a 7-point scale

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.08 All ß's controlled for satisfaction with family life, financial security, self esteem, spouse, health,transportation, recreation, housing, religion,area you live in, government services; and for sex, age, formal education.
Males:      N:149  ß:+.06
Females     N:121  ß:+.13
Farmer      N:130  ß:+.01
Non-farmer  N:141  ß:+.12
Aged 60-74  N:170  ß:+.07
Aged 75-up  N:102  ß:+.08
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.23 All ß's are controlled for satisfaction with family life,  financial security,self-esteem, spouse, health, transportation, recreation, housing, religion, area you live in,government services; and for sex, age and education.
Males       N:149  ß:+.10
Females     N:121  ß:+.36
Farmers     N:130  ß:+.25
Non-farmers N:141  ß:+.21
Age 60-74   N:170  ß:+.20
Age 75-up   N:102  ß:+.27