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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
Occupational status
Our Classification
Operationalization
T1: seven category classification
1. Unskilled workers
2. Semi-skilled workers
3. Skilled workers
4. Owners of little businesses, cleri-
   cal and sales workers, and techni-    cians
5. Administrative personnel of large
   concerns, owners of small indepen-
   dent businesses, and semi-profes-
   sionals
6. Managers and proprietors of medium-
   sized businesses and lesser profes-
   sionals
7. Executives and proprietors of large
   concerns and major professionals

T2:eleven category classification
1. Private household workers
2. Service workers except private        household
3. Farm laborers and farm foreman
4. Farmers and farm managers
5. Laborers, except farm
6. Operatives, except transport
7. Craftsmen and kindred workers
8. Clerical and kindred workers
9. Sales workers
10. Managers and administrators, except
    farm
11. Professional, technical and kindred
    workers

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a b = + Assiociation with level of happiness:
- T1 status by T1 happiness: b = +   (ns)
- T2 status by T2 happiness: b = +   (01)   

A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a b = - ns Assiociation with change in happiness T1 - T2:
- T1 status by change happiness b = -   (ns)
- T2 status by change happiness b = -   (ns)

b's controlled for: age, sexe, education, work-
status, income, and family history