Correlational finding on Happiness and Earlier intimacySubject code: I07aa01

 Study Palmore (1981): study US 1968 Title Social Patterns in Normal Aging: Findings From the Duke Longitudinal Study. Source Duke University Press, 1981, Durham, USA Public 46+ aged whites, North Carolina, USA, followed from 1968 to 1976. Sample Probability stratified sample Non-Response Respondents N = 375

 Correlate Author's label T1 having a confident Page in Source 104 Our classification Earlier intimacy, code I07aa01 Operationalization ```"Is there one person in particular you confide in or talk to about yourself or your problems?" 0= no 1= yes Assessed at T1. ```

 Observed Relation with Happiness HappinessMeasure Statistics Elaboration/Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r=+ ns ```T1 having a confident by T2 happiness Males : r = +.08 (ns) Females: r = (ns) ``` C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca b=+ p < .05 ```Males : B = +.36 (ns) Females: B = (ns) Control variables not reported ```

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
 Code Full Text C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Selfreport on single question:Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder (9) represents the best possible life for you and the bottom (0) represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel personally stand at the present time?[ 9 ] best possible life for you[ 8 ][ 7 ][ 6 ][ 5 ][ 4 ][ 3 ][ 2 ][ 1 ][ 0 ] worst possible life for youName: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (adapted version)

Appendix 2: Statistics used
 Symbol Explanation b REGRESSION COEFFICIENT (non-standardized) by LEAST SQUARES (OLS)Type: test statisticMeasurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metricTheoretical range: unlimitedMeaning: b > 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a higher happiness rating on average.B < 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a lower happiness rating on average.B = 0 Not any correlation with the relevant correlate. r PRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient')Type: test statistic.Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metricRange: [-1; +1]Meaning:r = 0 « no correlation ,r = 1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, andr = -1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
http://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl