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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
Value rank agreement
Our Classification
Operationalization
Respondents were asked to give a ranking for 9 possible life domains:
a: housing
b: leisure and recreation
c: education
d: financial security
e: work
f: religion
g: community
h: family
i: friends

Ranking:
[ 1 ] the most important domain
[ 2 ] the second most important domain
[ 3 ] the third most important domains
[ 5 ] the remaining 3 domains ("tied" value)
[ 7 ] the third least important domain
[ 8 ] the second least important domain
[ 9 ] the least important domain


Computation (ranges from 0 to 72):
|a(husband) - a(wife)| + |b(husband) - b(wife)| + ... + |i(husband) - i(wife)|

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a r = -.07 HUSBANDS O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = .00 Direct effect O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = -.05 Indirect effects through
- marital satisfaction

Beta 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