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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
Dating pattern
Our Classification
Operationalization
3-item index. The respondents were asked which of the following described their present situation: 1. involved in a serious romantic relationship, 2. dating more than one person, 3. not dating anyone.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-a DMt = - p < .001 NON-MARRIED Ss ONLY. Married (including not formally married cohabitating Ss (considered as married)) left out.
- serious romantic relationship: Mt = 8.4
- dating more than one person:   Mt = 7.9
- not dating anyone:             Mt = 7.4