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Correlational findings

Study Gerlach & Stephan (1996): study XZ Germany West 1984

Public:
16-65 aged, general public, Germany, followed from 1984 to1993
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 54066
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Change in marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Change in last 10 years from
0 never married
to:
1 Married
1 Divorced
1 Widowed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = B with CHANGE in happiness
Married      age <30     30-49    >49

- women        +.25(01)  +.19(ns) -.65(ns)
- men          +.21(05)  +.13(ns) -.31(ns)

Widowed      age <30     30-49    >49
- women       -1.32(ns)  -.42(ns) +.11(ns)
- men          -.01(ns)  -.48(ns) -.63(ns)

Divorced     age <30     30-49    >49
- women        +.29(ns)  +.38(ns) -.33(ns)
- men          -.03(ns)  +.23(ns) +.17(ns)

B's controled for CHANGE in:
- labour market position
- household income
- self perceived disability
- self perceived health