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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
Birth cohort
Our Classification
Remarks
Ss were interviewed at: T1: 1987 when aged 18 to 26 T2: 1989 when aged 20 to 28 T3: 1991 when aged 22 to 30 T4: 1995 when aged 26 to 34 T5: 1999 when aged 30 to 34
Distribution
N         T1     T3      T4     T5    Total
1961    583   431    344    315  1673                  
1965    579   400    297    271  1547
1969    588   425    295    244  1552
Operationalization
Year of Birth:
1 1961
2 1965
3 1969

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-CO-cy-mq-v-7-b DM =      T1         T3        T4        T5
     Mt    SD   Mt   SD   Mt   SD   Mt   SD
1961 7,43  1,94 7,59 1,74 7,53 1,81 7,55 1,88
1965 7,07  1,98 7,50 1,84 7,53 1,93 7,80 1,64
1969 7,24  1,80 7,31 1,75 7,40 1,80 7,84 1,54
M-CO-cy-mq-v-7-b b = +.04 ns COHORT 1965 (vs cohort 1961)

B controlled for personal characteristics :
- age
- age²
- gender
- education
- cohort 1969 vs cohort 1961
- mental health
- neuroticism
- extraversion
M-CO-cy-mq-v-7-b b = +.10 ns additional controlled for lifecourse transitions (happpened 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
M-CO-cy-mq-v-7-b b = +.10 ns 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
M-CO-cy-mq-v-7-b b = +.11 ns COHORT 1969 (vs cohort 1961)

B controlled for personal characteristics :
- age
- age²
- gender
- education
- cohort 1965 vs cohort 1961
- mental health
- neuroticism
- extraversion
M-CO-cy-mq-v-7-b b = +.21 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
M-CO-cy-mq-v-7-b b = +.21 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

Unaffected by gender

B's indicate average difference between age categories over this 12 year period