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Correlational findings

Study Chiriboga & Thurnher (1980): study US 1976

Public:
Recently seperated, San Francisco and Almeda, USA, 1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 298
Non Response:
50 %
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Préseparation marital lifestyle
Our Classification
Remarks
Males Females r ß r ß age<40 _40 <40 _40 <40 _40 <40 _40 1: authority a -.18 -.28 b -.15 -.21 -.22 -.32 +.14 +.12 c -.16 -.44 +.15 +.12 d -.18 -.16 +.14 +.48 2: division of labour a -.12 -.20 b -.03 -.22 +.13 +.14 +.30 +.18 c +.09 -.19 d +.10 +.38 +.38 +.19 e -.01 -.14 +.01 +.58 f +.37 +.43 -.09 -.13 g .00 +.37 3: independent leisure time a +.20 +.33 +.28 +.59 b -.05 -.29 -.11 -.69 c +.17 +.02 +.26 +.28 +.32 +.73 4: reliance on spouse a -.12 -.16 -.21 -.46 b +.34 +.19 +.02 +.32 c -.18 -.14 5: life of their own when married a -.10 -.29 +.31 +.26 ß's control all other correlates.
Operationalization
Aspects of former marriage:


1:authority (self/both/spouse)
  a:who is boss in family
  b:who decides on job man               c:who decides whether wife works
  d:who decides where to life

2:division of labour (self/both/spouse)
  a:who keeps family budget
  b:who does grocery shopping
  c:who does cooking
  d:who does evening dishes
  e:who gets husbands breakfast
  f:who cleans the house
  g:who service the car

3:independant leisure time
  a:separate social activity(frequence)
  b:separate friends (no/yes)
  c:separate interests (no/yes)

4:reliance on spouse (5 point scales)
  a:in area of compagnionship
  b:in area of finance
  d:in practical matters

5:life of their own when married
  (direct question)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-h =   .26(05).53(05)           .16(01).72(01)

O-HL-c-sq-v-3-h Ra² =   .13    .33               .12    .54