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Correlational findings

Study Thoits & Hewitt (2001): study US 1986

Public:
25+ aged, general public, USA, 1986-1989
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2867
Non Response:
T1: 33% T2: 21%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
At home

Correlate

Authors's label
Children at home
Our Classification
Operationalization
1= one or more children living at home
0= otherwise

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-f r = -.08 p < .001 Children at home by T1 Life satisfaction O-SLu-g-sq-v-7-a b = +.60 p < .001 Children at home by T2 Life satisfaction
B controlled for:
-T2 voluntary hours
-sociodemographic variables
-age
-gender
-ethnicity
-education
-family income
-employment
-marital status
O-SLu-g-sq-v-7-a b = -.03 ns Children at home by T2 Life satisfaction
B controlled for:
-sociodemographic variables
-age
-gender
-ethnicity
-education
-family income
-marital status
-employment
-T2 social intergration
-church attendance
-organization attendance
-T1 Life satisfaction(indicating CHANGE in life satisfaction)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a b = -.03 ns Children at home by T2 Happiness
B controlled for:
-sociodemographic variables
-age
-gender
-ethnicity
-education
-family income
-marital status
-employment
-T2 social intergration
-church attendance
-organization attendance
-T1 happiness measured by a different item
"My life could be happier than it is now"