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Correlational findings

Study Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN 2003

Public:
18+ aged general public in 30 cities, China, 2003
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 8867
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Respondents were interviewed in person in shopping districts of each city by a CMMRC employee trained in interview techniques.

Correlate

Authors's Label
Marital status
Our Classification
Distribution
Single = 25.83%, married = 69.19%
Operationalization
a:: Married
b: Single (reference)
c: Divorced
d: Divorced and remarried
e: wodowed
f: Widowed and remarrief

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = +.02 p < .566 Married                 (vs single) O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = -.15 p < .102 Divorced                (vs single) O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = -.28 p < .101 Divorced and remarried  (vs single) O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = -.20 p < .021 Widowed                 (vs single) O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = +35 p < .236 Widowed and remarried    (vs single)

Betas controlled for:
- Openess of economy in city
- Personal characteristics  
  - Age, age squared
  - Gender
  - Education
  - Occupation
- Attitudes to socioeconomic and political issues  
- City dummies