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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
Stepchild
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed at T4 (1992)
Distribution
M=.08, SD=.27, Range 0-1
Operationalization
1 stepchild in household
0 other

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = -.08 p < .05 T1 Happiness by T4 stepchildren (12 year interval) O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = -.07 p < .05 T4 Happiness by T4 stepchildren O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad Beta = +.07 ns T1-T4 CHANGE in happiness by T4 stepchildren

Beta with T4 happiness controled for
- T1 happiness (to capture change happiness)
- Continuously married
- Divorced/Unmarried
- Divorced/Remarried
- Age
- Gender
- White
- Years of education
- Family income
- Number of children
- Religiosity
- Remarried
- Cohabited