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Correlational findings

Study Nelson (1981): study US 1978

Public:
Recently divorced women, Manitoba, USA, 1978
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 15
Non Response:
56%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire and focused interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Current positive feelings about the ex-husband
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question  rated on a 5-point scale.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.76 p < .01 Women who were somewhat positive about their ex-husbands, as compared to those who were either very positive or not at all positive, had the best emotional adjustment (Very positive : r = +.17, Somewhat positive : r = +.67).