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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
Quality of marriage
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report:on 4 questions about the spouse:
a: Do you enjoy their company?
b: Do they understand you?
c: Are they close to you?
d:Are they warm and loving?
Rated:
1- ' Definitely no'
.
.
.
5-  ' Definitely yes'

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b b = +.48 Female: B=+.49
Male:   B=+.47
O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b Beta = +.47 Female: Beta= +.50
Male:   Beta= +.43

Beta and above B controlled for:
- Gender
- Migrant
- Family background:
  - Parent's education
  - Father's status
  - Parents divorced
  - Number of siblings
- Number of offspring
- Age