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Correlational findings

Study Bock & Radelet (1988): study US 1973

Public:
18+aged, white population, USA 1973-1974
Survey name:
US-GSS 1973
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 5683
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
married/unmarried
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: married
0: unmarried

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a D% = + p < .05 MALES
Church goers (Affiliates)
- married     40,2% very happy
- unmarried   20,8% very happy
difference   +19,4%
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a D% = + p < .05 Non-church goers (Independents)
- married     29.5% very happy
- unmarried   15.6% very happy
difference    +13.9%
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a D% = + ns FEMALES
Church goers (Affiliates)
- married     45.1% very happy
- unmarried   26.3% very happy
difference   +18.8%
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a D% = + ns Non-church goers (Independents)
- married     33.1% very happy
- unmarried   23.7% very happy
difference    +9.4%
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a D% = - ns RELIGIOUS INDEPENDENTS ONLY (n=799)

Age 18-29
-married    18%   very happy
-unmarried  29.9% very happy
difference  -11.9%

Age 30-44
-married    25%   very happy
-unmarried  28.1% very happy
difference  -3.1%

Age 45-90
-married    7.8%  very happy
-unmarried  34.7% very happy
difference  -26.9%