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Correlational findings

Study Berkman (1971): study US Alameda County, California 1965

Public:
Adults, general public, Alameda County, USA, 1965
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 6928
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Adult stress
Our Classification
Operationalization
A 5-item index containing:
1: poor interpersonal relations
2: self-evaluated comparative
   financial status
3: physical health
4: parental worries
5: marital satisfaction
Combined into an 11-point scale.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-u-mq-v-3-a DMr = - Married subjects only(N=2534)
  proportion happy:
low stress  0       1.0%     AR= .69
            1       5.1%     AR= .70
            2       9.9%     AR= .65
            3      15.1%     AR= .61
            4      18.0%     AR= .52
            5      16.5%     AR= .46
            6      15.0%     AR= .44
            7       9.2%     AR= .37
            8       6.1%     AR= .30
            9       3.0%     AR= .25
high stress 10      1.1%     AR= .19

The average ridits (AR) were calculated with
the distribution of the total sample as reference
(N=6828)