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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven & VanSchoonhoven (1991): study NL 1989

Public:
18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1989
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2969
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Living together (vs single)
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 living together
  - married
  - unmarried co-habiting
2 single
  - never married
  - separated
  - widowed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-d DM = - Together: M = 3.60  CI[3.56-3.64]
Single:   M = 3.12  CI[3.05-3.19]
Difference   -0.48
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-d G = -.33 p < .01 O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-d tc = -.16 p < .01