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Correlational findings

Study Abbey et al. (1994): study US 1988

Public:
Infertile couples and matched controls, followed 3 years, USA 1988-1990
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 496
Non Response:
20%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
at T1 face-to-face, at T2 and T3 by telephone

Correlate

Authors's label
birth of first child + conditions
Our Classification
Operationalization
a: T1 happiness
b: Got a child after T1 (vs not)
c: T3 psycho-social status
   - home stress
   - personal control
   - network support
   - spouse conflict
   - escape coping

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b = T3 happiness by a+b O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Ra² = .25 - initially infertile women        N = 174 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Ra² = .19 - initially infertile men          N = 174 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Ra² = .17 - presumed fertile women controls  N = 74 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Ra² = .19 - presumed fertile male controls   N = 74 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b = T3 happiness by a+b+c O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Ra² = .50 - initially infertile women        N = 174 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Ra² = .57 - initially infertile men          N = 174 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Ra² = .59 - presumed fertile women controls  N = 74 O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b Ra² = .46 - presumed fertile male controls   N = 74