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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
Global Life Quality at initial interview
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 2 questions:

A  .. 'satisfaction with life as a whole'  (full item not reported)
      1  very dissatisfied
      2
      3
      4
      5  very satisfied
B   … happiness… (full item not reported)
     1
     2
     3
     Response options not reported
Summation: not reported

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b = T1 happiness by T3 happiness O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Beta = +.48 p < .01 women initially infertile          N = 174 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Beta = +.45 p < .01 men initially infertile            N = 174 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Beta = +.44 p < .01 women presumed fertile controls    N = 74 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Beta = +.44 p < .01 men presumed fertile controls      N = 74

Beta's controled for got a child or not)