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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
Divorced/Unmarried
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed at T1(1980), T2(1983), T3(1988) and T4(1992)
Operationalization
1 Divorced in T2,T3 or T4 and remained single.
0 other

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = -.12 p < .001 T4 Happiness (1992) by T2 to T4 Single after divoce

Ss who remained in an unhappy marriage were less happy (r = -.21)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = -.11 p < .001 T1 Happiness (1980) by T2-toT4 Single after divoce O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad Beta = +.03 ns T1-T4 change in happiness(T4 happiness controlling T1 happiness)
Controlling for
- Continuously married
- Divorced/Remarried
- Age
- Gender
- White
- Years of education
- Family income
- Number of children
- Stepchild
- Religiosity
- Remarried
- Cohabited
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad Beta = +.03 ns T1-T4 change in happiness(T4 happiness controlling T1 happiness)
Controlling for
- Continuously married
- Divorced/Remarried
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad Beta = +.05 ns T4 happiness
Controlling for
- Continuously married
- Divorced/Remarried