Table 27
Values of the Pearson r for Indices of Structural Support
Associated: Shorter Survival
Variable Pearson r
Marital status .25
Number of family members living in the area .07
Living arrangements .03
Note: N = 28.
Being married was correlated with living shorter than
was expected. The relationships between survival and the
other indices of support, were negative, but much weaker.
The correlation between socioeconomic status and the
survival quotient was also negative r (26) = -.04, p .05
but approached zero. In summary, the null hypothesis was not
rejected.
Hypothesis two: There is no relationship between a set
of psychosocial variables and survival.
The intended approach to the testing of this hypothesis
was a regression analysis using the survival quotient as the
dependent variable and psychosocial variables significantly
correlated with it as independent variables. Because none of
the correlations were significant at the .05 level, the