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Correlational findings

Study Bahr & Harvey (1980): study US 1972

Public:
Recently widowed miner`s wives and controls,USA, 1972
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 222
Non Response:
Widows 39% ,survivor wives 19% ,other miners wives 48%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Correlate

Authors's label
Having close friendsprior to the fire
Our Classification
Operationalization
Direct question: "Did you have close friends in the community prior to the fire?".Scores ranged from 2 low friendship(reflecting a"yes"answer) to 4 high friendship.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ac r = - s -Widows(husband died six months ago in mine fire) C-BW-c-sq-l-10-b r = ns -Widows(husband died six months ago in mine fire) O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ac r = ns -Survivors' wives (husband survived mine fire) C-BW-c-sq-l-10-b r = ns -Survivor wives (husband survived mine fire) O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ac r = ns -Other miners' wives (husband was not involved  in mine fire) C-BW-c-sq-l-10-b r = ns -Other miners' wives (husband was not involved in  mine fire)