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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
Married
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 Divorced
1 Married

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-se-fi-?-5-a DM = + The happiness of the divorced improved in the two years after the divorce (happiness assessed at three points in time) but did not reach the level of the married.
Divorced who remarried later appeared equally happy as the married at all three points in time.