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Correlational findings

Study Stutzer & Frey (2006): study XZ Germany West 1984

Public:
15+ aged, general public, West Germany, 1984-2000
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 15268
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Yearly

Correlate

Authors's label
Marriage
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 single (reference group)
1 not-single
  a not married but living together
  b married and living together
  c married but separated

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.22 p < .01 a:Living together happier than singles
When trait-happiness is also controled B=+.23
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.34 p < .01
b: Marrieds happier than singles
When trait-happiness is also controled B=+.29
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.27 ns c: Separated less happy than singles
When trait-happiness is also controled B=-.25

B's controled for:
- age
- education
- household income
- position in the household
- employment
- country of origin
- time (dummy for wave of panel)
and additionally for:
- trait-happiness (average over all 14 waves)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d =