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Correlational findings

Study Ruvolo (1998): study US Detroit 1987

Public:
Newly wed couples, USA, followed one year 1987-1988
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 634
Non Response:
Assessment:
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.

Correlate

Authors's Label
Later certanity to be married in 5 years
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed at T1, shortly after marriage, and T2 one year later
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Self report on single question
How certain are you that you will be married in 5 years?
1: not at all certain
2: not too certain
3: fairly certain
4: very certain

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-n-10-f r = +,16 p < .05 Wives: T1 general happiness by T2 certanity to be marriage in 5 years O-HL-c-sq-n-10-f r = +,34 p < .05 Husband: T1 general happiness by T2 certanity to be marriage in 5 years