Correlational findings

Study Ruvolo (1998): study US Detroit 1987

Newly wed couples, USA, followed one year 1987-1988
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 634
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face
In the first wave of study, they were interviewed seprately face to face. In the second wave, it is interviewd via telephone.


Authors's Label
Later perception of marriage as happy
Our Classification
Assessed at T2, one year after marriage, Assessed at T1, shortly after marriage, and T2 one year later
Related specification variables
Self report on five questions:
a: Taking all thongs together, how would you describe your marriage?
b: How certain are you that you will be married in 5 years?
c: How stable do you feel your marriage is?
d: How often have you considered leaving your (husband/wife)
e: How satisfied are you with your marriage?

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-n-10-f r = +,30 p < .05 Wives: T1 general happiness by T2 marital happiness O-HL-c-sq-n-10-f r = +,28 p < .05 Husband: T1 general happiness by T2 marital happines