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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
Cohabited
Our Classification
Remarks
T1(1980), T2(1983), T3(1988) and T4(1992)
Distribution
M=.14, SD=.35, Range 0-1
Operationalization
1 If Ss lived with their spouses before marriage
0 other

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = -.08 p < .01 T4 Happiness (1992) bt T1 cohabittation O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = -.06 ns T1 Happiness (1980) by T1 cohabitation O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad Beta = -.02 ns T1-T4 CHANGE in happiness by T1 cohabitation
(T4 happiness controled for T1 happiness to assess change))
Beta additionally controlling for
- Continuously married
- Divorced/Unmarried
- Divorced/Remarried
- Age
- Gender
- White
- Years of education
- Family income
- Number of children
- Stepchild
- Religiosity
- Remarried