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Correlational findings

Study Leepin (1978): study ZZ 1974 /3

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 17 countries, 1974-1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4617
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Conducted in different countries.

Correlate

Authors's label
Friendship density
Our Classification
Operationalization
Average number of friends per country.
Number of friends assessed by a single direct question.

Average number of friends per country:
USA                  9.3   
Australia            8.1   
Scandinavia          7.8  
Brasil               6.6
Great Britain        5.9
Germany              5.8
Benelux countries    5.8
Italy                5.5
France               5.5
Japan                5.2
Mexico               2.5
India                1.7    

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-?-10-a rs = +.87 p < .001                rankorder of          rankorder of
               number of friends     satisfaction
USA                  1                    3
Australia            2                    1
Scandinavia          3                    2
Brasil               4                    6
Great Brittain       5                    4
Germany              6                    5
Benelux                                   
countries            6                    8
Italy                8                   10
France               8                    9
Japan               10                   11
Mexico              11                    7
India               12                   12