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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
Childhood stress
Our Classification
Operationalization
4-item index containing:
1: broken homes in childhood (before
   age of 15)
2: evaluation of mother and father as
   parents
3: happiness of parents's marriage
   during childhood
4: illness of family members during
   childhood.
Rated on a scale from 0(low stress) to
7(high stress).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-u-mq-v-3-a DMr = - proportion happy:
low stress  0      13.9%     AR= .61
            1      16.4%     AR= .55
            2      14.9%     AR= .52
            3      19.8%     AR= .49
            4      20.6%     AR= .44
            5      10.7%     AR= .45
            6       3.5%     AR= .48
high stress 7       1.1%     AR= .42

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