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Correlational findings

Study Beck (1982): study US 1976

Public:
55-69 aged men, USA, 1976.
Survey name:
US-National Longitudinal Survey of Older Men 1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3348
Non Response:
30.5%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Marital status
Our Classification
Distribution
a: never married: 3.0%
b: divorced or separated: 6.1%
c: widowers(=< 2 years): 4.6%
d: widowers(> 2 years): 1.8%
Operationalization
1: married
0: not married
   a: never married
   b: divorced or separated
   c: widowers(=< 2 years)
   d: widowers(> 2 years)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-4-j LRCD = -.76 p < .01 divorced or separated  (vs married) O-HL-c-sq-v-4-j LRCD = -.18 ns widowers(> 2 years)    (vs married) O-HL-c-sq-v-4-j LRCD = -1.2 p < .01 widowers(=< 2 years)   (vs married) O-HL-c-sq-v-4-j LRCD = -.54 ns never married          (vs married)

LRCD controlled for:
- retired
- current health problems
- health change
- family income
- working years
- education years
- race