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Correlational findings

Study Keith (1985a): study US 1969

Public:
58-63 aged unmarried, followed 10 years, USA, 1969-1979
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1398
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Earlier happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single closed question, rated on a 3-point scale:
Taking things altogether, how happy would you say you are these days? Would you say you are..?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Measure type O-HL

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = + T1 happiness by T2 happiness among:
Widowed            r= +.36 (ns)   ß= +.30 (05)
Divorced/Separated r= +.33 (ns)   ß= +.30 (05)
Never married      r= +.34 (ns)   ß= +.23 (05)

ß's controlled for:
- sexe
- earlier education
- age
- earlier occupation
- retirement attitudes
- health
- income
- employment.