- 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 local friends
- Our Classification
- Ss were asked to list the persons they consider as friends. Next they indicated which of these lived in the same town.
Observed Relation with Happiness
The correlation has decreased between T1 and T2 (difference in r .16)
Rpc indicates the effect of earlier local friends on later CHANGE IN HAPPINESS.
Rpc indicates the EFFECT OF EARLIER HAPPINESS on later change in local friends.
The effect of local friends on happiness appears considerably smaller than the effect of happiness on local friends (difference in rpc .30).