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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
Family income
Our Classification
Distribution
Wives: Mean: 9.29, SD: 1.54
Husbands: Mean: 9.36, SD: 1.55
Operationalization
total income received during the year before taxes

Selreport on 1 of 12 levels ranging:
from 'no income'
.
.
.
to '$50,000 or more'

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a r = +.05 WIVES O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = .00 Direct effect O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.06 Indirect effects through
- income satisfaction
O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a r = +.26 HUSBANDS O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = .00 Direct effect O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.19 Indirect effects through
- income satisfaction

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