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Correlational findings

Study Diener et al. (2000a): study ZZ World samples 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 43 nations 1990-1992
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 59169
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Divorced status
Our Classification
Operationalization
+1= married
-1= divorced
(coding reversed by us)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa DM = +
M=                 marr divorced

China              7,50 6,50
Nigeria            6,66 6,85           
Turkey             6,52 4,63
Brazil             7,66 7,07
Belarus            5,75 4,32
Estonia            6,22 4,95
Latvia             5,80 5,23
Lithuania          6,05 5,77
Mexico             7,57 6,80
Chile              7.68 7,39
Japan              6,67 5,84
India              6,80 6,36
Argentina          7,43 7,05
Bulgaria           5,16 3,69
Northern Ireland   8,05 6,23
Poland             6,74 5,70
Romania            6,08 5,00
Slovenia           6,38 6,04
Spain              7,34 6,51
South Africa       7,07 6,08
East Germany       6,82 6,27
Hungary            6,13 5,70
Ireland            8,10 5,31
Russia             5,54 4,98
Austria            6,56 6,51
Italy              7,45 6,00
Norway             7,83 6,98
Iceland            8,13 7,11
Czech-Slovakia     6,31 6,10
France             7,07 5,89
Portugal           7,21 6,40
Finland            7,72 7,70
Belgium            7,76 6,53
West Germany       7,41 5,97
Sweden             8,27 7,49
Denmark            8,33 7,11
Switzerland        8,55 7,58
Canada             8,08 6,85
Netherlands        7,90 7,07
Great Britain      7,65 6,99
United States      7,97 7,07

All                7,08 6,24
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DMt = +                 
                married divorced
China           6,62    6,80
Nigeria         6,72    5,85
Turkey          5,67    3,91
Brazil          6,26    6,05
Belarus         6,00    4,96
Estonia         5,86    5,14
Latvia          5,95    5,92
Lithuania       5,77    5,08
Mexico          6,47    6,24
Chile           6,15    6,03
Japan           5,41    5,39
India           5,71    5,27
Argentina       6,34    6,07
Bulgaria        5,79    4,95
North.Ireland   6,81    4,84
Poland          6,60    5,67
Romania         5,95    4,78
Slovania        6,69    6,23
Spain           5,81    5,32
South Africa    6,98    6,35
East Germany    6,48    5,48
Hungary         6,07    5,32
Ireland         7,15    5,16
Russia          5,52    4,45
Austria         6,97    6,53
Italy           6,26    5,78
Norway          7,45    6,67
Iceland         7,69    7,03
Czech-Slovak    5,81    5,61
France          6,55    5,36
Portugal        6,39    5,77
Finland         6,18    6,67
Belgium         6,60    5,74
West Germany    6,66    5,69
Sweden          8,19    8,03
Denmark         7,16    6,22
Switzerland     6,18    5,86
Canada          7,55    6,79
Netherlands     6,79    6,30
Britain         6,75    6,13
United States   7,50    6,77
  
All             6,43    5,76
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = +.09 p < .000 Beta controlled for
-gender
-age

The relation between happiness and marital status was not moderated by collectivism of nations (non significant interaction term ß=.01)