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Correlational findings

Study Duckitt (1982): study ZA 1980

Public:
65-90 aged whites Pretoria, South Africa, 198?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 80
Non Response:
20%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
at home

Correlate

Authors's label
Scope of interaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
Number of contacts mentioned. The subject was asked to list all persons with whom he had face-to-face contact: however infrequent, in the following categories:                          
1. Immediate family (i.e. spouse,
   children, grandchildren).
2. Siblings and other relatives.
3. Intimate friends (described as
   extremely close friends whom the
   subject confided in and could could
   depend on for emotional support.
4. Other friends, neighbors and
   acquaintences.
5. Total network.
6. Total network, intimate friends
   excluded.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-?-sq-l-9-a r = -.03 ns 1. Immediate family.
            
C-BW-?-sq-l-9-a r = -.03 ns
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.04 ns 1. Immediate family.
       
C-BW-?-sq-l-9-a r = -.01 ns 2. Siblings and other relatives. A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.12 ns 2. Siblings and other relatives. C-BW-?-sq-l-9-a r = +.14 ns 3. Intimate friends.
                         
                  
                 
                    
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.32 p < .01 3. Intimate friends.
        
        

C-BW-?-sq-l-9-a r = +.09 ns 4. Other friends, neighbors and acquaintences.
                        
            
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.12 ns 4. Other friends, neighbours and relatives.
         
C-BW-?-sq-l-9-a r = +.05 ns 5. Total network. A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.19 ns 5. Total network. C-BW-?-sq-l-9-a r = +.01 ns 6. Total network, intimate friends excluded. A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.12 ns 6. Total network, intimate friends excluded.