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Correlational findings

Study Davis (1984): study US 1972

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-1982
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 13581
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Frequency of social contacts
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct questions: "How often do you spend a social evening with

A Relatives       
            
              




B Neighbours (someone who lives in
  your neighbourhood)




C Friends (who live outside the neigh-
  bourhood)

Frequency rated
1 less than monthly
2 once or several times a month
3 once a week or more

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d G = +.12 ns O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d tau = +.07 ns % very happy:
1      34
2      33
3      37
              
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d G = -.27 O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d tau = -.16 % very happy:
1      34
2      37
3      33
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d G = +.18 ns O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d tau = +.11 ns % very happy:
1      34
2      36
3      35
The relationships disappear largely when controled for marital status.