- 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
- Interaction with friends
- Our Classification
- Ss were first asked to list the persons they consider as friends. Next they estimated the number of contacts in the last year with each of these.
Observed Relation with Happiness
The correlation has decreased between T1 and T2.
(difference in r .14).
Rpc indicates the effect of earlier interaction on later CHANGE IN HAPPINESS.
Rpc indicates the EFFECT OF EARLIER HAPPINESS on later change in interaction.
There is neither effect of interaction on happiness, nor effect of happiness on interaction