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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
Personal control
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on 5 questions such as;
- I can run my life pretty much the way I want to

Rated: strongly disagree (1) to strongly agree (5)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b = T3 personal control by T3 happiness O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b r = +.65 p < .01 women initially infertile          N = 174 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Beta = +.42 p < .01 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b r = +.62 p < .01 men initially infertile            N = 174 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Beta = +.34 p < .01 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b r = +.74 p < .01 women presumed fertile controls    N = 74 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Beta = +.54 p < .01 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b r = +.52 p < .01 men presumed fertile controls      N = 74 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Beta = +.30 p < .01 Beta's controled for:
- home stress
- network support
- spouse conflict
- coping style