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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
Distribution
M=390
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