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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
Context of first sexual experience
Our Classification
Operationalization
Context of first sexual experience
0: Positive
1: Negative
The context is negative if any of the following criteria were met:
a In the first vaginal intercourse
  - forced by the partner
  - was with a blood relative
  - paid to have sex
  - peer pressure
  - under influence of drugs or alcohol
b Had been touched sexually by an adult prior to puberty.

The definition of a negative context for women (but not men) also included situations in which the first intercourse was with:
- someone they knew but not well
- someone they had just met
- a stranger

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-cy-sq-v-5-a DMa = - ns All
0: positive Ma = 3,66 (SD = 0,95) (N=2365)
1: negative Ma = 3,39 (SD = 1,02) (N= 819)
difference      -0,27
O-HL-cy-sq-v-5-a DMa = - ns Males
0 positive Ma = 3,68 (SD = 0,93) (N=1145)
1 negative Ma = 3,39 (SD = 1,00) (N= 311)
difference     -0,29
O-HL-cy-sq-v-5-a DMa = - ns Females
0 positive Ma = 3,64 (SD = 0,97) (N=1220)
1 negative Ma = 3,40 (SD = 1,04) (N= 508)
difference     -0,24
O-HL-cy-sq-v-5-a = Ma's controlled for:
- age
- education
- use of alcohol