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Correlational findings

Study Kamp Dush & Amato (2005): 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
Traditional marriage attitude
Our Classification
Distribution
M = 2,61; SD = 0,41
Operationalization
Selfreport on 6 questions such as
- Couples are able to get divorced too eaisly today
- Marriage is for life, even if the couple is unhappy
1= Strongly disagree
2= Disagree
3= Agree
4=  Strongly agree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca b-fix = +,16 ,05 T1 lifesatisfaction by T1 traditional marriage attitudes

b-fix controled for:
- T1-T6 trajectory of marital satisfaction
  - stable high
  - stable middler
  - low and declining
- T1 family income
- T1 use of public assistance
- T1 wife employed full time
- T1 wife extended hours
- T1 children below age 18
- T1 husband employed
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca b-fix = +,16 ns 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