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Correlational findings

Study Palisi (1984a): study ZZ Western nations 1977

Public:
Males, metropolitan areas: London, Los Angeles and Sydney, 1977-1980
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 752
Non Response:
67%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Marriage companionship
Our Classification
Operationalization
8 Item index of closed questions on amount of time spent on activities.
Joint activities:
-Share a good laugh or joke with your
wife
-Share affection with your wife
-Spend an evening just chatting with
your wife
-Do something your wife particulary
appreciate.
Parallel activities:
-Visit friends with your wife or
entertain friends in your home
-Go out with your wife to the cinema
the pub, meetings, sporting events,
other entertainment
-Eat in a restaurant with your wife
-Take a drive or walk with your wife
for pleasure.
Rated on a 5-point scale ranging from (1) daily to (5) a few times a year or less.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-cm-sq-v-4-a r = +.24 p < .001 London M-FH-cm-sq-v-4-a rpc = +.10 ns M-FH-cm-sq-v-4-a r = +.28 p < .001 Los Angeles M-FH-cm-sq-v-4-a rpc = +.16 p < .01 M-FH-cm-sq-v-4-a r = +.34 p < .001 Sydney M-FH-cm-sq-v-4-a rpc = +.14 p < .05
rpc controled for satisfaction with marriage