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Correlational findings

Study Costa et al. (1985): study US 1958

Public:
Married males, followed ±12 years Baltimore, USA, 1958-1970
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 196
Non Response:
Attrition T1-T3: 82%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Closed questions

Correlate

Authors's label
Quality of family & marriage
Our Classification
Operationalization
Obtained by factor analysis.
Factor consisting of 10 items.
Items with high loading:
"I am perfectly satisfied with the way my family treats me".
"If you had your life to live over, would you marry the same person?"
"How do you rate the happiness of your (last) marriage?"
Questions administered at T1.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-A-h-sq-v-3-a r = +.26 p < .01 Happiness assessed at T1