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Correlational findings

Study Heukamp & Arino (2011): study ZZ World samples 1981

Public:
18+ aged general public, 64 countries, 1981-2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 114281
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
a: married
b: living as married
c: divorced
d: separated
e: widowed
f: never married (reference category)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.36 p < .000 Married (vs never married) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.17 p < .000 Living as married (vs never married) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.10 p < .036 Divorced (vs never married) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.35 p < .000 Separated (vs never married) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.03 ns Widowed (vs never married)

B's controlled for:
- self assessed health
- employment status
- education
- age
- gender
- church attendance
- belief in god
- membership of voluntary organizations
- cheating
- trust in people
- relative income