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Correlational findings

Study Pearson-Scott (1978): study US NorthCarolina 1976

Public:
65+ aged rural area, United States, 1976-77
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 407
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
trained interviewers; 99-item questionnaire, orally administered to the participants

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
All in all, how much UNHAPPINESS would you say you find in life today?
a. single
b. married
c. widowed

Rated on a 3-point verbal scale (1: almost none; 2: some; 3:a good deal)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a D% =                single    married    widowed
                N=27      N=210      N=153
1:almost none   40,7      50,5       30,7
2:some          29,6      28,6       50,3
3:a good deal   29,6      21,0       19,0
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a BMCT = a