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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
Net worth
Our Classification
Distribution
Wives: Mean: 4.80, SD: 1.00
Husbands: Mean: 4.80, SD: 0.84
Operationalization
estimated value of the family assets  substracting from all the family debts

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a r = +.09 WIVES O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.13 p < .01 Direct effect O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = ns Indirect effects O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a r = +.20 HUSBANDS O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.13 p < .05 Direct effect O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = ns Indirect effects

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