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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
Continuously married
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 married to the same spouse at T1(1980), T2(1983) and T3(1988)
0 other

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = +.29 p < .001 T1 happiness by T1-T3 married to same spouse O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = +.26 p < .001 T4 happiness by T1-T3 married to same spouse O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad Beta = +.39 p < .001 T4 happiness (1992) by T1-T3 married to the same spouse, controlling for:
- T1-T3 divorced and remarried
- T1-T3 divorced and remained single
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad Beta = +.30 p < .001 T1-T4 CHANGE in happiness (12 year interval)
T4 happiness by 1-T3 married to same spouse controlling:
- T1 happiness (for capturing change)
- T1-T3 divorced and remarried
- T1-T3 divorced and remained single
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad Beta = +.29 p < .001 additionally control for:
- Age
- Gender
- Race
- T4 years of education
- T4 family income
- T1-T4 number of children in household
- T1-T4 stepchild in household
- T1 religiosity
- Remarried
- Cohabited