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Correlational findings

Study Nock (1981): study US 1973

Public:
16+ aged working force, USA, followed 5 years, 1973-1977
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 963
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Divorce
Our Classification
Operationalization
Divorced in the last 5 years
1 = Yes
0 = No

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-n-7-c b = -.48 p < .05 T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness.Correlation with T2 happiness, controlled for T1 happiness. O-SLu-c-sq-n-7-c b = -.13 ns T1-T2 CHANGE in satisfaction. Correlation with T2 satisfaction, controlled for T1 satisfaction.

B's further controlled for:
- education
- sex
- race
- age

Two stage least-square procedure in which T1 happiness is first regressed on all exogenous variables in order to free this variable of autocorrelated error.