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Correlational findings

Study Ball & Robbins (1984): study US 1983

Public:
18+ aged, black men, Florida, USA, 1983
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 253
Non Response:
14%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
in the respondents' own home

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 Non-married
1 Married

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a DMt = -.73 p < .05 Married           Mt = 5.83
Non-married       Mt = 6.56
Specification non-married:
- single          Mt = 6.4
-widowed         Mt = 7.0
-separated       Mt = 6.5
-divorced        Mt = 6.8
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a = C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a b = -.14 p < .05 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Beta = -.14 p < .05 ß controlled for: self-perceived health, age,
SES, social participation.