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Correlational findings

Study Evans & Kelley (2002): study AU 1984

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Australia, 1984-2001
Survey name:
AU-National Social Scien
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 26009
Non Response:
35-40%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Preliminary letter announcing the survey, followed by the posted questionnaire and if necessary 4 follow-up maillings.

Correlate

Authors's label
Married
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: Married:
    a : First marriage
    b : Second marriage
    c : Cohabitation
0: Not married (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b b = +/- B    = +4.4(p<.01) 1st marriage(vs.not married)
Beta = +.11(p<.01)
B    = +4.0(p<.01) 2nd marriage(vs.not married)
Beta = +.05(p<.01)
B    = -0.8(p<.01) Cohabitation(vs.not married)
Beta = ns

B en Beta controlled for:
- Gender (male)
- Migration
- Family of origin
  - Parent's education
  - Parent's status
  - Parents divorced
  - Number of siblings
- Current family situation:
  - Family size
  - Marital status
     - Divorced
     - Widowed
- Age

When additonally controlled for church attendance, denomination and charity work:
a: B=    +4.69; beta= +.12
b: B=    +4.93; beta= +.06
c: B=    +0.19;  beta= + ns

B and Beta not significant when additionally controlled for:
- Current family situation:
  - Marital status
  - Family size
- Age
- Religious involvement:
  - Church attendance (ln)
  - Religious denomination
- Work status:
  - Volunteer work (hours)
  - Education
  - Family income (ln)
  - Labor force participation
  - Spouse in labor force
  - Hours worked
  - Occupational status
  - Job security
  - Unemployed
O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b b = +/- a: Women: B= +3.75
   Men:   B= +4.71
b: Women: B= +3.47
   Men:   B= +4.11
c: Women: B= -2.34
   Men:   B= +0.86

B and Beta similar among males and females