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Correlational findings

Study Headey et al. (1991): study AU AU Victoria 1981

Public
18-65 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, followed 1981-1987
Survey name
AU Australian QOL Panel Study Waves 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Satisfaction with Marriage: earlier, later
Our Classification
Distribution
T!:  M = 7.1: SD = 1.6
T+: M = 7,5; SD = 1.6
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Index of 3 single questions on satisfaction with:
a: Your wife/husband
b: Your marriage
c: Your sex life
All scored on a 1-9 D-T rating scale, summation by average.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = + p < .05 EARLIER Happiness by LATER satisfaction with marriage (Top-down)
- Level by level (Contempurous) Beta = +.12(05)
- Change by change (lagged)     Beta = +.07(05)
O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = + p < .05 EARLIER Satisfaction with marriage by LATER happiness (Bottom-up)
- Level by level (Contempurous) Beta = +.18(05)
- Change by change (lagged)     Beta = +.08(05)

Betas controled for T1
- socio-demogaphics
- personality
  - extraversion
  - neuroticism

Similar for males and females
O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a r = +.47 T1 happiness by T1 satisfaction with marriage O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a r = +.26 T1 happiness by T2 satisfaction with marriage O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a r = +.25 T1 happinesds by T3 satisfaction with marriage O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a r = +.35 T1 happinesds by T4 satisfaction with marriage