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Correlational findings

Study Austrom (1984): study CA Ontario 1982

Public:
23-59 aged English speaking, Toronto and Ontario, Canada, 198?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1038
Non Response:
45%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Male sex
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 Female
1 Male

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d G = +.06 Tau c = +.00
- married:     G' = -.03  Tau c = -.00
- non-married: G' = -.02  Tau c = -.00
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-a r = -.06 ns ALL Ss (including not formally married cohabitating (considered as married):

- non-married:                   DMt = +0.1
- married (not formally married
  cohabitating included):        DMt = +0.1
- cohabitating:                  DMt = +0.1           
ß = +.04 after control for: age, household income, marital status, being in love, desire to change dating patern or marital status, locus of control, social support (1. instrumental: problems managing money, deciding how to spend money, not enogh money to do things, unsatisfying job, not enough money to get by on; 2. expressive: no close companions, no one to depend on, unsatisfactory sex life, problems communicating, dissatisfied with marital status, not enough close friends, no one to show love/affection, too dependent on others, not having children, no one to understand problems, 3. interpersonal demands: too many responsibilities, no one to depend on, too many demands on time, problems communicating, problems with children, problems with spouse/ ex-spouse, conflicts with those who are close), and satisfaction with: job and financial situation, friendships, love relationships and living   situation.                                       

NOT FORMALLY MARRIED COHABITATING Ss EXCLUDED:

- married:   DMt = +0.1
- unmarried: DMt = +0.1