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Correlational findings

Study Schaefer & Burnett (1987): study US NorthCarolina 1980

Public
Mothers of young children, followed 3 years, N.Carolina, USA, 1980-83
Survey name
Unnamed study
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
?
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face
Structured Interviews at home, both at T1 and T2 (3 year lag)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Quality of marital relationship
Our Classification
Remarks
Marital Autonomy and Relatedness Inventory (Schaefer and Edgerton 1979)
Operationalization
Description of spouse on 24 appects
a: talks over his/her problems with me
b: Is always trying to change me
c: respcts my opinion
d: Acts as thoug I am in the way
e: Won't take no for an answer when he/she wants something
f: Gives me as much freedom as I want
g: Is always thinking of ways to please me
h: Argues back, no matter of what I say
i: Encourages me to follow my own interests
j: Makes fun of me
k: Wants to have the last word on how we spend our time
l: Lets me make up my own mind
m: Has a good time with me
n: Wants to control everything I do
o: Is happy to go along with my decisions
p: Says I'm a big problem
q: Expects me to do everything in his/her way
r: Thinks it's okay if I disagree with him/her
s: Asks me to share things he/she enjoys
t: Finds fault with me
u: Considers my point of view
v: Doesn't tink about me very much
w: Acts as if he/she doesn't know me when he/she is angry
x: Lets me do anything I want to do

Rated:
1 not at all like
2 very little like
3 somewhat like
4 much like
5 very much like

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-d r = +.54 p < .01 T1 happiness by T1 spouce behavior M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a r = +.26 p < .01 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-d r = +.38 p < .01 T2 happiness by T2 spouce behavior M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a r = +.59 p < .01 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-d r = +.37 p < .01 T1 happiness by T2 spouce behavior (3 year later) M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a r = +.27 p < .01 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-d r = +.38 p < .01 T2 happiness by T1 spouce behavior (3 year earlier) M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a r = +.49 p < .01