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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 = 51
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
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