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Correlational findings

Study Burton et al. (1993): study US 1976

Public:
55-69 aged men, USA, followed 5 years, 1976-1981
Survey name:
US-National Longitudinal Survey of Older Men 1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2285
Non Response:
16.7%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Race
Our Classification
Distribution
N = 1: 1709; 0: 582
Operationalization
1 Whites
0 Blacks

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-4-j DM = + ns T2 happiness by race
- Whites     M = 3.49
- Blacks     M = 3.42
difference     +.0.07
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-j Beta = +.02 ns T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by black race (vs white)
 
Beta with T2 happiness controlled for
- T1 happiness (to capture change)
- education
- T2 region of the country
- T2 urban residence/city size
- T1 spouse only
- T1 worker only
- T1 worker and spouse
- T2 spouse only
- T2 worker only
- T2 worker and spouse

Beta unaffected by additional control for interaction of black in role configuration with spouse role