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Correlational findings

Study Holland-Benin & Cable-Nienstedt (1985): study US 1978

Public:
Married persons, non-institutionalized, USA, 1978-83
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3050
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Taking all things together, how would you describe your marriage?"

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-3-h OR = + s More strongly linked to 'happy' responses than to
'unhappy' ones.

Largely unaffected by job satisfaction. Yet interaction with job satisfaction in relation to 'happy' responses among working wives and their husbands, and in relation to 'unhappy' responses among housewives.