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Correlational findings

Study Hanson & Spanier (1983): study US Pennsylvania 1977

Public:
Recently separated, Pennsylvania.USA, followed 2 years, 1977-79
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 210
Non Response:
T1: 39 % , T2: 48 %
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 Separated at T1                      
1 Divorced at T1  

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a b = + ns Unrelated to level of happiness at T1:
-divorced happier            

A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a b = + Unrelated to level of happiness at T1:
-divorced happier
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a b = - ns Unrelated to change in happiness between T1 and T2:
-negative among divorced     

b's controlled for: age, sexe, education, workstatus, income, occupational status, and
family history.
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a b = - Unrelated to change in happiness between T1 and T2:
-negative among divorced     

b's controlled for: age, sexe, education, workstatus, income, occupational status, and
family history.