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Correlational findings

Study Hawkins & Booth (2005): study US 1980

Public
Couples, USA, followed 12 years, 1980-1992
Survey name
US-Longitudinal study Instability of marriage over life course
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
35%
Assessment
Interview: Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Self-esteem
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Alpha= .77
Remarks
Assessed at T4 (Rogenburg et al. 1995)
Distribution
M=19.31, SD=2.15, Range 6-24
Operationalization
Selfreport on 6 questions: as whether respondents feel that they
a:  have good qualities
b:  feel useless at times
c: are satisfied with themselves
d:  feel that they are failures.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = +.30 p < .001 T4 Happiness by T4 self-esteem O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = +.14 p < .001 T4 Happiness at by T1 Self-esteem (1980, 12 years earlier)