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Correlational findings

Study Helliwell & Huang (2008): study US 2001

Public:
Working population, USA, 2001
Survey name:
US-Social Capital Benchmark Survey
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 13000
Non Response:
Assessment:

not reported

Correlate

Authors's Label
Marital status
Our Classification
Distribution
Married:
Mean:  0,52
SD:      0,50
Operationalization
0. Single (assumed)
1a. Married
1b. As Married
1c. Divorced
1d. Separated
1e. Widowed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-n OPRC = +/- p < .01                  OPRC
1a. Married      0,264
1b. As Married   0,128 (p<0,05)
1c. Divorced    -0,043 (ns)
1d. Separated   -0,226
1e. Widowed     -0,057 (ns)

assumed reference category: single

OPRC adjusted for household income, trust in coworkers, age,self-perceived health, education, contacts with friends-family members - neighbours, memberships, trust in general, trust in neighbours, trust in police, religion and job characteristics