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Correlational findings

Study Bankoff (1981): study US 1979

Public:
Widowed women in grief, USA, 198?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 447
Non Response:
50%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Stage of mourning process
Our Classification
Operationalization
Stage of mourning process of widows:
0: Crisis loss phase: Husband died
   less than 18 months ago. Ss reports
   to be still in intense grief.
1: Transition loss phase: Husband died
   2-5 years ago. Ss reports grieving
   to a limited extent.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-e DM = + p < .05 0: M=.3   Mt'= 5.4
1: M=.9   Mt'= 6.1