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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
Perceived future security
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on single question: How satisfied are you with your prospects for financially secure retiremement ?
Rated:
1 = extremely dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7 = extremely satisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a r = +.18 WIVES O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.13 p < .05 Direct effect O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.08 Indirect effect through
- income satisfaction
O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a r = +.34 HUSBANDS O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.11 p < .10 Direct effect O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.14 Indirect effect through
- income 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
  - management procedures
  - communication
  - value agreement