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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
Satisfaction with family income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question: how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your family income?
Rated:
1 = extremely dissatisfied
2 = dissatisfied
3 = somewhat dissatisfied
4 = mixed
5 = somewhat satisfied
6 = satisfied
7 = extremely satisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.20 p < .01 WIVES O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.42 p < .01 HUSBANDS

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