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Correlational findings

Study Ward (1979): study US 1972

Public:
50+ aged, USA, 1972-1977
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3557
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Satisfaction with friendships
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on single question:
From each area of life I'm going to name, tell me how much satisfaction you get from that area … your friendships: 7 a very great deal
6 a great deal
5  quite a bit
4 a fair amount
3 some
2 a little
1 none.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ag r = +.25 p < .05 Marrieds (N=2379) O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ag r = +.21 p < .05 Never marrieds (N=161)