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Correlational findings

Study Crivelli et al. (2016): study CH 2012

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Switzerland, followed 9 years, 2004-2012
Survey name:
CH-SHP pooled waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 6960
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Marital status:
a Single/never married (reference)
b Married
c Separated
d Divorced
e Widower/widow

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h DM = +/- CURRENT MARITAL STATUS
                   Mean Difference SD    N
a Single(reference)7.98            1.43 1926
b Married          8.22   +0.24    1.39 4545
c Separated        7.15   -0.83    1.96  153  
d Divorced         7.58   -0.40    1.80  632
e Widowed          7.75   -0.23    2.03  246
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h Beta-f = +.31 p < .01 CURRENTLY MARRIED vs. never married O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h Beta-f = -.17 p < .01 EARLIER MARRIED vs. never married O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h Beta-f = -.26 p < .10 CURRENTLY SEPARATED vs. never married O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h Beta-f = +.09 ns EARLIER SEPARATED vs. never married O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h Beta-f = +.11 ns CURRENTLY DIVORCED vs. never married O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h Beta-f = +.09 ns EARLIER DIVORCED vs. never married O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h Beta-f = -.57 p < .01 CURRENTLY WIDOWER/WIDOW vs. never married O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h Beta-f = +.62 p < .01 EARLIER WIDOWED vs. never married

Beta's controlled for:
- current self-perceived health
- earlier health
- age
- other marital statuses
- children (yes/no)
- income
- employment status
- death of a closely related person
- termination of a close relationship
- conflicts with/among related persons
- physical activity