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Correlational findings

Study Oishi & Sullivan (2006): study US 2000

Public
New dating couples, followed 14 days, USA, 200?
Survey name
Unnamed study
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: Conputer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI)
Daily mood was reported on website at the end of the day during 14 days

Correlate

Authors's Label
Relationship status after 6 month
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Operationalization
1: Still together
0: Broke up

Assessed at T2

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-md-mqr-n-7-a b = +.79 p < .05 T1 Actual happiness by T2 still together
b without controls

Effect mediated by retrospective happiness
M-AO-cw-mq-n-7-a b = +.88 p < .01 T1 Retrospective happiness by T2 still together

T1-T2 difference: 6 months

Similar among males and females

b values without controls
M-AO-cw-mq-n-7-a b = -.66 ns b controled for
T1 satisfaction with
   - own behavior
   - partners behaviour
   both actual and retrospectively
T2 global satisfaction with relation
M-AO-cw-mq-n-7-a b = +1,3 p < .05 b controled for:
T1 satisfaction with
   - own behavior
   - partners behaviour
   both actusl and retrospectively
T2 global satisfaction with relation