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 marital wellbeing index
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Cronbach alpha: wives . 88, husbands .81
Assessed at T2, one year after marriage
Related specification variables
Self report on five questions
a: Taking all things 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 = +.32 Wives T1 happiness by T2 marital wellbeing O-HL-c-sq-n-10-f r = +.34 Husband T1 happiness by T2 marital wellbeing