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Correlational findings

Study Kamp Dush & Amato (2005): study US 1992

Public:
19+ aged, United States, 1992-97
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 691
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Relationship happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on questions about:
a: the extent to which their partners understand them
b: the amount of love they receive from their partners
c: the extent to which their partners agree about things
d: the activities they share with their partners
e: their partner's faithfulness
f: the overall quality of their relationship
g: the comparison of their relationship with most other relationships

a-f: rated on a 3-point numerical scale:(1= not very happy; 2= pretty happy; 3= very happy)
g: rated on a 3-point numerical scale:(1= not as good as most; 2= about the same as most; 3= better than most).
The total score was based on the mean of the seven items.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-af r = +.42 p < .05