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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
Frequency of interaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
Frequency of contacts (yearly,
monthly, weekly or daily) with:

1. immediate family (i.e. spouse,
   children, grand children),
2. siblings and other relatives,
3. intimate friends (described as
   extremely close friends whom the
   subject confided in and could depend
   on for emotional support,
4. other friends, neighbours and
   acquaintences,
5. total network,
6. total network, intimate friends
   excluded.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.17 ns 1. Immediate family.
            
C-BW-?-sq-l-9-a r = +.09 ns 1. Immediate family.
                 
C-BW-?-sq-l-9-a r = +.19 ns 2. Siblings and other relatives A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.01 ns 2. Siblings and other relatives. C-BW-?-sq-l-9-a r = +.13 ns 3. Intimate friends.
        
        


             
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.28 p < .001 3. Intimate friends.
       
        
      
C-BW-?-sq-l-9-a r = +.11 ns 4. Other friends, neighbours and acquintances.
              
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.01 ns 4. Other friends, neighbours and acquaintances.
            
C-BW-?-sq-l-9-a r = +.19 ns 5. Total network. A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.21 ns 5. Total network. C-BW-?-sq-l-9-a r = +.14 ns 6. Total network, intimate friends excluded. A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.11 ns 6. Total network, intimate friends excluded.