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Correlational findings

Study Hawkins & Booth (2005): study US 1980

Public
Couples, USA, followed 12 years, 1980-1992
Sample
Respondents
N = 1150
Non Response
35%
Assessment
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Life satisfaction
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Alpha = .62
Remarks
Assessed at T4 (1992)
Distribution
M=23.84, SD=3.57, Range 6-30
Operationalization
How much satisfaction do you get from …?

Six item summed scale that assesses how satisfied respondents are with their neighborhoods, jobs, homes, friends, leisure time and family.
Answers ranged from 1= non to 5= a great deal

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = +.39 p < .001 T4 happiness by T4 summed domain satisfaction O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = +.26 p < .001 T1 happiness (1980) by T4 summed domain satisfaction (12 years interval)