- 62+ aged, white non-married females, middle class suburb of Chicago, USA. followed 1981-84
- N = 70
- Non Response:
- Dropout : 27% due to incapacity, 13% refusal
Multiple assesment methods
Depth interview (T1), mailed questionnaire and telephone interview (T2)
- Authors's Label
- Number of friends
- Our Classification
- Ss were asked to list the persons they consider as friends. The persons mentioned were counted.
Observed Relation with Happiness
The correlation has decreased between T1 and T2 (difference in r .06).
Rpc indicates the effect of earlier friends on later CHANGE IN HAPPINESS.
The effect of friends on happiness appears somewhat smaller than the effect of happiness on friends (difference in rpc .06).