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Correlational findings

Study Ferreira et al. (2013): study ZZ Europe 2002

Public:
14+ aged, general public, 23 EU nations 2002-2007
Survey name:
EU-ESS 1-3: 2002-2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 81326
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
a married or in civil partnership
b separated, divorced
c widowed
d never married nor in civil partnership (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd b = +.42 p < .001 married or in civil partnership (vs never married nor in civil partnership)
b(0.417) controlled for
-Personal characteristics
  - Income
  - Employment status  
  - Education levels
  - Sex (gender)
  - Age
  - Household size
  - Children
  - Religiosity
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd b = +.38 p < .001 married or in civil partnership (vs never married nor in civil partnership)
b(0.376) additionally for
  - self reported health

unaffected by further controlled
  - Size of settlement
  - Climate
  - Nation characteristics
  - Pollution
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd b = -.14 p < .001 separated, divorced (vs never married nor in civil partnership)
b(-.136) controlled for
-Personal characteristics
  - Income
  - Employment status  
  - Education levels
  - Sex (gender)
  - Age
  - Household size
  - Children
  - Religiosity
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd b = -.16 p < .001 separated, divorced (vs never married nor in civil partnership)
b(-.156) additionally for
  - self reported health

unaffected by further controlled
  - Size of settlement
  - Climate
  - Nation characteristics
  - Pollution
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd b = -.06 ns widowed (vs never married nor in civil partnership)
b(-0.0601) controlled for
-Personal characteristics
  - Income
  - Employment status  
  - Education levels
  - Sex (gender)
  - Age
  - Household size
  - Children
  - Religiosity
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd b = -.05 ns widowed (vs never married nor in civil partnership)
b(-0.0464) additionally for
  - self reported health

unaffected by further controlled
  - Size of settlement
  - Climate
  - Nation characteristics
  - Pollution