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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
Time since divorced
Our Classification
Operationalization
Happiness assessed at T1, T2 and T3
T1: two months after divorce
T2: one year after divorce
T3: three years after divorce

Happiness assessed by focussed interviews, the tapes of which were rated by two independent raters.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-se-fi-?-5-a DM = + Happiness increased steadily over the two year period, both in males and females.
Despite this improvement the divorced parents remained less happy than married parents.