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Correlational findings

Study Bartram (2011): study US 1995

Public
18-94 aged natives and immigrants, USA, 1995
Survey name
INT-WorldValuesSurvey 3
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
203
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Marital Status
Our Classification
Distribution
a) Total sample: M=66.4;      Natives: M=64.8;       Total immigrants: M=71.7;      European and Canadian immigrants: M=78.1;        Asian, African, & Latin-American immigrants: M=68.4
b) Total sample: M=9.21;     Natives: M=10.2;       Total immigrants: M=5.8;     European and Canadian immigrants: M=7.3;        Asian, African, & Latin-American immigrants: M=5.1
c) Total sample: M=9.26;     Natives: M=10.0;       Total immigrants: M=6.7;     European and Canadian immigrants: M=9.8;        Asian, African, & Latin-American immigrants: M=5.1
d) Total sample: M=14.94;     Natives: M=14.9;       Total immigrants: M=15.8;     European and Canadian immigrants: M=4.9;        Asian, African, & Latin-American immigrants: M=21.5
Operationalization
Percentage of respondents:
a) Married
b) Split
c) Widowed
d) Single (reference category)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a b = +.72 p < .000 MARRIED (vs single)

B=+.52 (p<.002) when additionally controlled for financial satisfaction
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a Beta = +.17 p < .000 MARRIED (vs single) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a Beta = -.32 p < .163 SPLIT (vs single)

B=-.11 (p<.58) when additionally controlled for financial satisfaction
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a b = -.05 p < .163 SPLIT (vs single) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a b = -.04 p < .263 WIDOWED (vs single)

B=-.19 (p<.42) when additionally controlled for financial satisfaction

's and Beta's controlled for:
- Immigrant status
- Ln(income)
- Interaction ln(income)*immigrant status
- Children
- Age
- Unemployed
- Religion
- Health

Similar results are found in an ordered logit model.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a Beta = -.01 p < .263 WIDOWED (vs single)

B's and Beta's controlled for:
- Immigrant status
- Ln(income)
- Interaction ln(income)*immigrant status
- Children
- Age
- Unemployed
- Religion
- Health



Similar results are found in an ordered logit model.