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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 perception of marriage as stable
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed at T1, shortly after marriage, and T2 one year later
Distribution
Wives M: 3.76
Husband, M: 3,77
Operationalization
Self report on single question
Hoe stable do you feel your marriage is
1: Not at all stable
2: Not too stable
3:Fairly stable
4: Very stable

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-n-10-f r = +.23 p < .05 Wives: T1 general happiness by T2 perceived marriage stability O-HL-c-sq-n-10-f r = +.25 p < .05 Husband: T1 general happiness by T2 perceived marriage stability