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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
Family income
Our Classification
Remarks
Measured at T4 (1992)
Distribution
M=45.48, SD=17.10
Operationalization
Thousands of dollars, computed by combining all incomes of $65,000 and above into one category to minimize skewness.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = +.03 ns T4 Happiness by T4 income O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = +.08 p < .05 T1 Happiness by T4 income
(12 year interval)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad Beta = .00 ns T1-T4 change in happiness(T4 happiness controlling T1 happiness)
Controlling for
- Continuously married
- Divorced/Unmarried
- Divorced/Remarried
- Age
- Gender
- White
- Years of education
- Number of children
- Stepchild
- Religiosity
- Remarried
- Cohabited