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Correlational findings

Study Shu & Zhu (2009): study CN 2006

Public:
20-69 aged, general public, China, 2006
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Marital status:
1 married
0 not married
  a single  (reference group)
  b divorced/separated/widowed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-5-m OR = 1.9 p < .00 married O-HL-c-sq-v-5-m OR = 1.34 ns divorced/separated/widowed M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b OR = 0.91 ns married M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b OR = 0.64 ns divorced/separated/widowed C-W-u-sq-v-4-c OR = 1.82 p < .00 married C-W-u-sq-v-4-c OR = 1.77 ns divorced/separated/widowed M-ACO---mq-v-7-a b = +.25 p < .05 married M-ACO---mq-v-7-a b = +.25 ns divorced/separated/widowed M-ACO---mq-v-7-a = OR and B values are versus reference group.

OR and B controled for
- gender
- age cohort
- educational attainment
- household income
- unemployement
- urban residency
- domain satisfaction
- value priorities
- lifestyle

For a subgroup of 87% of respondents with at least one positive experience of happiness, enjoyment and accomplishment, OR and B values are higher for marrieds and lower for divorced/separated/widowed.