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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
Remarks
LSO <25 in the countries: China South Korea Turkey Lithuania Japan India Bulgaria Northern Ireland Poland Ireland Portugal
Distribution
Total population:
N:  married (+1) =34882  divorced (-1)=2911
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)