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Correlational findings

Study Glenn & Weaver (1981a): study US 1973

Public:
Marrieds, USA, 1973-78
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 9000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Direct question: "Taken all things together, how would you describe your marriage? Would you say that your marriage is very happy, pretty happy or not too happy?"

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = + Married persons working full-time:
- white men:   r=+.37   ß=+.29
- black men:   r=+.22   ß=+.13
- white women: r=+.53   ß=+.41
- black women: r=+.18   ß=+.18

All married women:
- white: r=+.43  ß=+.30
- black: r=+.44  ß=+.39
          
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = + Married persons working full-time
- white men:   r=+.37   ß=+.29
- black men:   r=+.22   ß=+.13
- white women: r=+.53   ß=+.41
- black women: r=+.18   ß=+.18
                              
All married women
- white: r=+.43  ß=+.30
- black: r=+.44  ß=+.39
                
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = + ß controled for satisfaction with: work, financial situation, community, nonworking activities, family life, friendships and health