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Correlational findings

Study VanSluijs (2004): study NL 1987

Public:
Young adults, followed from age 18 to 30, The Netherlands, 1987-1999
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 836
Non Response:
36,6% (baseline)
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Face to face interviews, questionnaires, telephone interviews (1999)

Correlate

Authors's label
Gender
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: male
0: female

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-cy-mq-v-7-a DMt = -         T1        T3        T4        T5
        Mt   SD   Mt   SD   Mt   SD   Mt   SD
Males   7,07 1,87 7,22 1,79 7,37 1,74 7,69 1,62
Females 7,42 1,94 7,70 1,73 7,60 1,97 7,74 1,97
Differ- +0,35*    +0,48*    +0,23(ns) +0,05(ns)
ence

           Total
           Mt   SD
Males      7,27 1,80
Females    7,59 1,86
Difference +0.32 *

* signicance p <.05
O-Sum-cy-mq-v-7-a b = -.56 p < .001 B controlled for personal characteristics:
- age
- ageĀ²
- education
- cohort 1965 vs cohort 1961
- cohort 1969 vs cohort 1961
- mental health
- neuroticism
- extraversion
O-Sum-cy-mq-v-7-a b = -.48 p < .05 additional controlled for lifecourse transitions (happened or not):
- first job
- no job as yet
- left parental home
- living together/marriage first partner
- divorce from first partner
- living together/marriage second partner
- having first child
O-Sum-cy-mq-v-7-a b = -.53 p < .05 additional controlled for years since transition:
- first paid job
- no job
- leaving parental home
- living together/marriage first partner
- divorce from first partner
- living together/marriage second partner
- having first child

Unaffected by squaring of the above variables

B's indicate average difference between males and females over this 12 year period