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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
Life satisfaction one year later
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
Takong all together, how happy would you say you are these days?
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1

10 step version of the rating scale
3 very happy
2 pretty happy
1 not too happy
Labels on this 10 step version not reported

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-n-10-f r = +.36 Wives T1 happiness by T2 happiness O-HL-c-sq-n-10-f r = +.36 Husband T1 happiness by T2 happiness