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Correlational findings

Study Atkinson et al. (1986): study US 1982

Public:
Unemployed males followed 2 month after jobloss and matched controls, Boston, USA, 1982
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 167
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
With both spouces

Correlate

Authors's label
Change in marital support
Our Classification
Operationalization
Husbands were asked how supportive their wives had been during the recent past

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-H?-?-sq-?-0-a r = ns T1-T2 CHANGE in perceived marital support by T2 happiness O-H?-?-sq-?-0-a Beta = Control for happiness reduces the negative effect of unemployment on perceived marital support. This suggests that happiness mediates this effect, continued unemployment lowering happiness and unhappiness subsequently lowering perceived marital support.

Direct association between unemployment and happiness not reported in this publication.