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Correlational findings

Study Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /1

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, May 1972
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1297
Non Response:
24%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
using highly structured questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's label
Family life cycle
Our Classification
Operationalization
a  Unmarried, under forty-five years of age, no children at home
b  Married, under forty-five years of age, no children at home
c   Married, any age, youngest child under five years of age
d  Married, any age, youngest child five-fourteen years old
e  Married, any age, youngest child fifteen-seventeen years old
f   Married, forty-five years of age or older, no children at home
g  Unmarried, forty-five years of age or older, no children at home
h  Unmarried, of any age, children of any age

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a = +.20 a      M=5.2   Mt'=7.0
b      M=5.7   Mt'=7.8
c      M=5.7   Mt'=7.8
d      M=5.5   Mt'=7.5
e      M=5.5   Mt'=7.5
f      M=5.5   Mt'=7.5

g      M=5.3   Mt'=7.2
h      M=5.1   Mt'=6.8
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.19 ß controlled for sociodemographic variables:
- family life-cycle
- age
- family income
- eduaction
- race
- sexe
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = +.13 ß additionmally controlled for:
- Efficacy
- Family
- Money
- Amount of fun
- House/apartment
- Spare-time activities
- National government
- Things to do with family
- Consumer index
- Time to do things
- Your health
- Job index