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Correlational findings

Study Hetherington et al. (1976): study US 1974

Public:
Parents, followed 3 years, USA, 197?-7?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 96
Non Response:
33 %
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Observation, interview and questionnaire (daily record)

Correlate

Authors's label
Sexual intercourse
Our Classification
Operationalization
Freqency as reported in daily records kept during three days at three points in time (T1 2 months after divorce T2 one year after T3 two years after)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-se-fi-?-5-a r = Correlation with synchronic happiness. Computed for divorced only.
High intimate relation
              Male           Female
T1            r=+.40 (05)    r=+.43 (05)
T2            r=+.49 (01)    r=+.47 (01)
T3            r=+.54 (01)    r=+.52 (01)
Low  intimate relation
T1            r=-.09 (ns)    r=-.42 (05)
T2            r=-.41 (05)    r=-.46 (05)
T3            r=-.48 (01)    r=-.57 (01)