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Correlational findings

Study Dykstra & Wagner (2007): study DE 1990

Public:
70-100+ aged, West-Berlin, Germany 1990-1993
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 516
Non Response:
32%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Interviews in 14 sessions that covered mental and physical health, psychological functioning and social and economic situation.

Correlate

Authors's label
Never had children
Our Classification
Operationalization
0: Never had children
1: Ever had children, all still alive (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a = NEVER HAD CHILDREN (vs ever had children, all alive) O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = +.03 ns Males O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = -.02 ns Females

B's controled for age
O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = -.03 ns Males O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = +.08 ns Females

B's additionally controled for:
- marital history
- occupational history