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Correlational findings

Study Plagnol & Easterlin (2006): study XZ Germany West 1984

Public:
First married, followed 7 years, Germany, 1984-2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1582
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Yearly over 6 years

Correlate

Authors's label
added life satisfaction before and after marriage
Our Classification
Operationalization
Happiness assessed at:
T1: 4 years before marriage
T2: 2 years before marriage
T3: in year of marriage
T4: 2 years after marriage

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta = +.10 p < .10 T1 baseline O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta = +.18 p < .00 T2 cohabitation O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta = +.37 p < .00 T3 reaction O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta = +.17 p < .00 T4 adaptation O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d = Beta denotes difference from average population mean in the same year.