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Correlational findings

Study Headey (2008): study DE 1990

Public:
16+ aged, general public, Germany, 1990-2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3553
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Partner
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: has a partner at T3 (2004)
0: has not

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta = +.23 p < .001 T3 LEVEL of happiness

Beta controlled for
-current priorities at T3 for life goals
-gender
-age
-extraversion
-neuroticism
-internal locus of control
-years of education
-disposable household income
-health disability

Beta very similar for men, women and respondents in prime age (25-59).
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta = +.17 p < .001 T1-T3 CHANGE in happiness (14 years lag)

Beta controlled for
-average priority at t 1,2,3 for life-goals
-gender
-age
-extraversion
-neuroticism
-internal locus of control
-life satisfaction at T1 (1990)
-years of education
-disposable income
-health disability