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Correlational findings

Study Berry & Williams (1987): study US Indiana 1986

Public:
Couples, Indiana, USA, 1986
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 265
Non Response:
36% of the eligibles
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Personal interview for one spouse + additional questionnaires for the other spouse and adolescent(s)

Correlate

Authors's label
Personal management (magagement procedures)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 14 question on household management behaviours such as:
- sets goals
- coordinate activities
- regularly estimates expenditures that family income will have to cover
- meets deadlines
- see both sides

Computation: summation

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a r = +.27 WIVES O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.10 p < .05 Direct effect O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = ns Indirect effects O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a r = +.23 HUSBANDS O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.12 Direct effect O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.06 Indirect effect through
- marital satisfaction

Betas controlled for
- socio-economic status
  - family income
  - education
  - net worth
- family situation
  - years married
  - number of children
  - wife's employment
- relation with spouse
  - communication
  - value agreement