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Correlational findings

Study Breslin et al. (2013): study GB 2009

Public:
16+ aged general public Northern Ireland, 2009
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4663
Non Response:
45,4%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
a: Married/living as married
b: Single (reference)
c: Widowed
d: Divorced/separated
e: Living in civil partnership

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-n-10-h OR = 1.53 p < .05 Married/living as married     (vs single)
CI95[1.29-1.83]
O-HL-u-sq-n-10-h OR = 0.83 ns Widowed                       (vs single)
CI95[0.63-1.10]
O-HL-u-sq-n-10-h OR = 0.78 ns Divorced/separated            (vs single)
CI95[0.60-1.00]
O-HL-u-sq-n-10-h OR = 1.04 ns Living in a civil partnership (vs single)
CI95[0.34-3.20]

OR's similar among people in good or bad health

OR's controled for:
- age
- social class

Happiness dichotomized: <7 vs 7 or more