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Correlational findings

Study Bahr & Harvey (1980): study US 1972

Public:
Recently widowed miner`s wives and controls,USA, 1972
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 222
Non Response:
Widows 39% ,survivor wives 19% ,other miners wives 48%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Correlate

Authors's label
Joint effects
Our Classification
Operationalization
a. Age
b. Education
c. Family income
d. Married before
e. Satisfaction with income
f. Leisure activity
g. Social participation (4 items)
h. Religiousness (3 items)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ac = +.46 C-BW-c-sq-l-10-b = +.43 Widows: husband died six months ago in mine fire O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ac = +.24 C-BW-c-sq-l-10-b = +.41 Survivor wives: husband survived mine fire O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ac = +.09 C-BW-c-sq-l-10-b = +.13 Other miners wives: husband was not involved in  mine fire