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Correlational findings

Study Kamp Dush et al. (2008): study US 1980

Public:
Married people, USA, followed 20 years 1980-2000
Survey name:
US- BRFSS 2005
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 962
Non Response:
53%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Family Income
Our Classification
Distribution
range 2500-65000
M = 27516
SD= 13,267
Operationalization
Log family income, US Dollars $  1980

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca b-fix = +,14 p < .001 T1 lifesatisfaction by T1 family income

b-fix controled for:
- T1-T6 trajectory of marital satisfaction
  - stable high
  - stable middle
  - low and declining
- T1 childern below 18
- T1 use of public assistance
- T1 wife employed full time
- T1 wife extended hours
- T1 husband employed
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca b-fix = +.12 p < .01 b unaffected by additional control for:
- T1 Gender relations
  - husband share of household work
  - shared decision making
- T1 values
  - religiousness
  - traditional gender attitude
  - traditional marriage attitude