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Correlational findings

Study Else-Quest et al. (2005): study US 1992

Public:
18-59 aged, USA, 1992
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3425
Non Response:
21.4 %
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
First sex pre-marital
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport of marital status at time of first vaginal intercourse
1: before marriage (pre-marital first sex)
0: in marriage

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-cy-sq-v-5-a DMa = - All
- before marriage Ma = 3,63 (SD = 0,94)
- in marriage     Ma = 3,81 (SD = 0,94)
difference            -0,18
O-HL-cy-sq-v-5-a DMa = - Males
- before marriage Ma = 3,67 (SD = 0,90)
- in marriage     Ma = 3,89 (SD = 0,94)
difference            -0,22
O-HL-cy-sq-v-5-a DMa = - Females
- before marriage Ma = 3,59 (SD = 0,96)
- in marriage     Ma = 3,78 (SD = 0,95)
difference            -0,19

More negative among women who came to age after the sexual revolution

Ma's controlled for:
- age
- education
- use of alcohol