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Correlational findings

Study Aldous & Ganey (1999): study US 1972

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-1993
Survey name:
US-GSS
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 101630
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question:
Taking things all together, how would you describe your marriage? Would you say that your marriage is
3 = very happy
2 = pretty happy
1 = not too happy

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +.28 p < .001 All white males O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +.27 p < .001 All black males O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +.37 p < .001 All white females O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +.39 p < .001 All black females O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +.33 ns Married white males O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +.31 ns Married black males O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +.40 ns Married white females O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +.38 ns Married black females

Beta's controlled for
-satisfaction with familiy life
-number of children
-marital status
-satisfaction with job
-satisfaction with financial situation
-family income
-satisfaction with health
-satisfaction with friendships
-religious service attendance
-age of subject