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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
Age
Our Classification
Operationalization
Years above age 18

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-cy-mq-v-7-a b = B's indicate average difference between age categories over this 12 year period O-Sum-cy-mq-v-7-a b = +.06 p < .001 Effect a little stronger for women. O-Sum-cy-mq-v-7-a b = +.07 p < .001 B controlled for personal characteristics:
- age squared
- gender
- education
- cohort 1965 (vs cohort 1961)
- cohort 1969 (vs cohort 1961)
- mental health
- neuroticism
- extraversion
O-Sum-cy-mq-v-7-a b = +.02 ns additional control for life course transitions (happened or not):
- first job
- no job
- left parental home
- living together/marriage first partner
- divorce from first partner
- living together/marriage second partner
- having first child

Gender difference disappears when the above transition variables are controled
O-Sum-cy-mq-v-7-a b = +.02 ns additional control 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
O-Sum-cy-mq-v-7-a b = -.00 p < .05 Age squared (B = -.002)
This effects disappears after control for the above mentioned
- personal characteristics
- life course transitions