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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
R-squared within/between
Our Classification
Remarks
T1: 1980, T6: 2000
Operationalization
A  T1-T6 trajectory of marital satisfaction
     - stable high
     - stable middle
     - low and declining
B T1 Socio -economic situation
     - family income
      - use of public assistance
      - wife employed full time
      - wife extended hours
      - children below age 18
C  T1 traditionality of marriage
      - husband share of housework
      - equal decision making
     - traditional gender attitudes
     - traditional marriage attitudes

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca = Explained variance in T6 happiness

A       within .01; between .23
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca = A+B     within .03; between .05 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca = A+B+C   within .04; between .11