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Correlational findings

Study Selim (2008): study TR 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Turkey, 1990-2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 6338
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Marital status
1 Married (reference)
0 Unmarried
  a-single/never married
  b-divorced,seperated, widowed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a OLRC = -.42 p < .01 single/never married             (vs married) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a OLRC = -.40 p < .01 divorced, seprated, widowed      (vs married) O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = -.86 p < .01 single/never married             (vs married) O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = -.70 p < .01 divorced, separated, widowed     (vs married)

OLRC's are controled for:
- year dummies
- gender
- age
- number of childeren
- education level
- type of employment
- income scales
- health status
- importance of life domains
- political orientations and trust

OLRC's cannot be interpreted as absolute effect sizes. Relative values denote that single never married are the least happy and married the most happy.Comparison is only possible across associations with the same happiness measure.