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Correlational findings

Study Briscoe (1982): study GB 1977

Public:
Married couples with high incidence of minor psychiatric problems, London, U.K., 1977
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 100
Non Response:
11%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Correlate

Authors's label
Male sex
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 Female (wives)
1 Males  (husbands)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DMt = + Males:-all
-Ss has minor psychiatric illness       Mt'= 3.12
-wife has minor psychiatric illness     Mt'= 4.03
Females:-all
-Ss has minor psychiatric illness       Mt'= 1.74
-husband has minor psychiatric problems Mt'= 1.83
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab G = +.11 p < .05                 Males Females
very    happy   38%   38%
fairly  happy   60%   50%
not too happy    2%   12%

Reversed in national control group, see HALL 76.
O-SLW-c-sq-l-11-a DMt = + Husbands:-all
-Ss has minor psychiatric illness        Mt'= 7.7
-wife has minor psychiatric illness      Mt'= 8.3
Wives:-all
-Ss has minor psychiatric illness        Mt'= 7.6
-husband has minor psychiatric illness   Mt'= 7.4