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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
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 942
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Marriage
Our Classification
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 = +.18 p < .05 Contemporaneous bottom-up: "being happily married increases one's life satisfaction" O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = +.12 p < .05 Contemporaneous top down: "happy people  maintain happy marriages" O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = +.08 p < .05 Lagged bottom-up: "being happily married increases one's life satisfaction" O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = +.07 p < .05 Lagged top down: "happy people maintain happy marriages"

Beta's controlled for satisfaction with
- job
- standard of living
- leisure
- friendship
- health