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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
Menopausel phase
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: Pre-menopausal
2: Menopausal

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a = OBJECTIVE EMPTY NEST STAGE:
Youngest child graduated from high school (N=318)
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a b = +2.2 p < .05 Pre-menopausal A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a b = +.96 ns Menopausal 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 = +2.2 p < .05 Pre-menopausal A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a b = +.96 ns Menopausal 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 = +2.2 p < .05 Pre-menopausal A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a b = +.91 ns Menopausal

B's controlled for
- age
- stage of life