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Correlational findings

Study Renne (1974): study US Alameda County, California 1965

Public:
20+ aged, general public, Alameda County, California, USA, 1965
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 6928
Non Response:
14%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
administered at home

Correlate

Authors's label
Social health
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index containing:
- employability (including educational
  level, occupational level, and job
  stability)
- marital satisfaction
- sociability (including number of
  close relatives and friends, and
  frequency of contacts)
- community involvement (including
  church attendance, political activi-
  ty, and organizational memberships)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-g-mq-v-3-d DMr = + p < .05 1:First quartile (low health)       RT= .38
2:Second quartile                   RT= .49
3:Third quartile                    RT= .55
4:Fourth quartile (high health)     RT= .64
   
Ridit analysis compares the distribution in a category with the distribution in the entire sample. RT above .50 means relatively high happiness, RT below .50 relatively low.
(Original values substracted from 1 by ns in order to indicate higher happiness by higher values).