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Correlational findings

Study Abbey et al. (1994): study US 1988

Public:
Infertile couples and matched controls, followed 3 years, USA 1988-1990
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 496
Non Response:
20%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
at T1 face-to-face, at T2 and T3 by telephone

Correlate

Authors's label
Got a child
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 did not get child since T1
2 got child since T1
Assessed at T3

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b r = + Got a child since T1 by T3 happiness

- initially infertile
  - females r = +.19 (01)
  - males   r = +.08 (ns)
- presumed fertile controls
  - females r = +.01 (ns)
  - males   r = +.13 (ns)
O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Beta = + Got a child since T1 by T1-T3 CHANGE in happiness
Change in happiness measured controling T3 happiness for T1 happiness

- initially infertile
  - females Beta = +.21 (01)
  - males   Beta = +.02 (ns)
- presumed fertile controls
  - females Beta = -.05 (ns)
  - males   Beta = +.09 (ns)