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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
Living with a second partner
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 living together/marriage with a second partner
0 other

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-cy-mq-v-7-a b = B's indicate average difference between Ss who re,arried during this 12 year period and Ss who did not O-Sum-cy-mq-v-7-a b = +1.2 p < .001 B controlled for personal characteristics:
- age
- age²
- gender
- education
- cohort 1965 vs cohort 1961
- cohort 1969 vs cohort 1961
- mental health
- neuroticism
life course transitions:
- first job
- no job
- left parental home
- living together/marriage first partner
- divorce from first partner
- having first child
O-Sum-cy-mq-v-7-a b = +2.0 p < .001 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 the above years of transition variables

Unaffected by gender