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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
Divorced
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: Divorced
0: Not divorced

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b b = -4.5 O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b Beta = -.06 B and Beta controlled for:
- Gender
- Migration
- Family of origin:
   - Parent's education
   - Father's status
   - Parents divorced
   - Number of siblings
- Current family situation:
   - Marital ststus:
      - Married (1st,2nd, de facto)
      - Widowed
   - Family size
- Age
O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b b = - Women: B= -5.99
Men:   B= -3.04
O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b Beta = Women: Beta= -.08
Men:   Beta= -.04

B and Beta controlled for:
- Migration
- Family of origin:
   - Parent's education
   - Father's status
   - Parents divorced
   - Number of siblings
- Current family situation:
   - Marital status:
      - Married (1st,2nd, de facto)
      - Widowed
   - Family size
- Age

B and Beta unaffected by additional controls:
- religion
  - church attendance
  - denomination
  - charity work:
- education
- family income
- labour force participation
- spouse in labor force
- hours worked
- ocupational status
- job security
- unemployment