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Correlational findings

Study Harkins (1978): study US 1973

Public:
Empty Nest mothers, USA, 1973-1974
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 475
Non Response:
33%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
Mail survey and telephone follow-ups

Correlate

Authors's label
Age
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: 40 or less
2: 41-50

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a = OBJECTIVE EMPTY NEST STAGE:
Youngest child graduated from highschool (N=318)
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a b = -2.5 ns 40 or less A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a b = -1.2 ns 41-50 years A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a = SUBJECTIVE EMPTY-NEST STAGE:
Mothers definition of empty nest (N=315)
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a b = -2.5 ns under 41 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a b = -1.1 ns 41-50 years A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a = IN TRANSITION:
Youngest child graduated 6-18 months ago: N=115) (vs youngest child still in high school or graduated more than 2 years ago N=203)
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a b = -2.6 p < .05 under 41 years A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a b = -1.1 ns 41-50 years



under 41 years

B controlled for:
- menopausal phase  
- stage of life