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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
Children
Our Classification
Operationalization
The average number of children living in the respondent's household over the course of the study.(12 year interval)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = -.02 ns T1 Happiness by T1-T4 children O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = -.06 p < .05 T4 Happiness by T1-T4 children O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad Beta = -.03 ns T1-T4 change in happiness(T4 happiness controlling T1 happiness) by T1-T4 children
Controlling for
- Continuously married
- Divorced/Unmarried
- Divorced/Remarried
- Age
- Gender
- White
- Years of education
- Family income
- Stepchild
- Religiosity
- Remarried
- Cohabited