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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
Traditional marriage attitudes
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed at each wave. T1-T6 difference: 20 years
Distribution
Range= 1-4, M=2.61, SD=0.41
Operationalization
Self report on 6 questions questions:
a: Couples are able to get divorced too easily today’
b: Marriage is for life,even if the couple is unhappy’
c:
d:
e:
f:
Text  questions c, d, e, and f not reported

Rated:
1: strongly disagree,
2: disagree,
3:agree,
4: strongly agree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca b-fix = +.16 p < .001 T1-T6 CHANHE happiness by T1-T6 CHANGE of traditional marriage attitudes

b-fix controled for CHANGE in:
- children below age 18 in household
- marital happiness
- family income
- use of public assistance
- wife ermployed full time
- wife's extended hours
- husband;s share of houseworl
- traditional gnder attitudes