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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
Infertility seen as problem
Our Classification
Operationalization
Infertility named as biggest problem in a series of nine questions on the amount of stress and disruption that the fertility problem had produced in respondent's life.

Rated: not at all (1) to a big deal (5)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b = T3 problem with infertility by T3 happiness O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b r = -.45 p < .01 women initally infertile           N = 174 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b r = -.45 p < .01 men initally infertile             N = 174 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b r = -.61 p < .01 women presumed fertile controls    N = 74 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b r = -.30 p < .01 men presumed fertile controls      N = 74