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Correlational findings

Study Kamp Dush et al. (2008): study US 1980 /1

Public
Married people, USA, followed 20 years 1980-2000
Survey name
US-Longitudinal study Instability of marriage over life course
Sample
Respondents
N = 2034
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Equal decision making
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed at each wave. T1-T6 difference: 20 years
Distribution
Range= 0-1, M= 0.50
Operationalization
Self report on open question:
Overall, considering all the kinds of decisions you two make, does your spouse more often have the final word, or do you?’’
1: shared decision-making
0:dominance by one spouse.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca b-fix = +.07 p < .01 T1-T6 CHANGE happiness by T1-T6 CHANGE equal decision making

b-fix controled for CHANGE in
- children below age 18 in household
- marital happiness
- family income
- use of public assistance
- wife ermployed full time
- husband share of household work
- traditional gender attitudes
- traditional marriage attitudes