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Correlational findings

Study Harding (1985): study GB 1981

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Great Britain, 1983
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1231
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Correlate

Authors's label
Married vs never married
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 Never married
1 Married

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a G = -.31 p < .001 never married        28%   very happy
married              45%
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa DM = + never married        M = 7.4   Mt' = 7.1
married                  7.8         7.6
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = - never married        M = 1.5   Mt' = 6.5
married                  1.1         6.1
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a tc = -.16 p < .001