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Correlational findings

Study Mastekaasa (1992a): study NO Nord-Trøndelag 1984

Public:
20-39 aged unmarried, followed 2-4 years. North Trondelag county Norway .1984-1986
Survey name:
NO North Trondlag study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 9683
Non Response:
36%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Querstionnaire 1 completed before health check, questionnaire 2 completed after and returned by postal mail

Correlate

Authors's Label
Got married
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed 2 to 4 years after assesment of happiness using public registeries
Distribution
Males: 8%, females 11%
Related specification variables
Operationalization
1: Got married
0: Stayed single

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SL?-?-sq-?-7-e HR = +.30 p < .01 Earlier Happpiness by later marriage

Women 20-25 years
O-SL?-?-sq-?-7-e HR = +.22 p < .05 Women 26-39 years O-SL?-?-sq-?-7-e HR = +02 ns Men 20-25 years O-SL?-?-sq-?-7-e HR = +.21 p < .01 Men 26-39 years

HR controled for
- in education or military service
- centrality in region of municipality
- self-assessed health

HR unaffected by closeness in time of marriage and earlier happiness