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Correlational findings

Study Benesch et al. (2007): study ZZ World samples 1995 /1

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 45 nations, 1995-2003
Survey name:
EU Combined surveys: ESS+WVS
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 72012
Non Response:
3.3%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Phone interview for remote areas

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
1    Married people  (reference)
0a Divorced
0b Separated
0c Widowed
0d Not married,living with partner
0e Not married,living without partner

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.59 p < .01 Divorced O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.89 p < .01 Separated O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.60 p < .01 Widowed O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.24 ns Not married,living with partner O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.45 p < .01 Not married,living without partner

B's controlled for:
- TV viewing
  - residual TV viewing time
  - interaction with number of TV channels in the country
- individual characteristics
  - income
  - age, age,squared
  - gender
  - residence
  - employment
  - education
- national characteristics
  - number of channels
  - average TV viewing time in country (in minutes)
  - gross national income (GNI, real and squared)
- survey