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Correlational findings

Study Ward (1979): study US 1972

Public:
50+ aged, USA, 1972-1977
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3557
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
a Married
b Widowed
c Divorced / seperated
d Never married

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ag = +.23 p < .001                    Raw mean
Married            M = 1,33
Widowed            M = 1.01
Divorced separated M = 0,93
Never married      M = 1,11
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ag Beta = +.20 p < .001                    Mean adjusted for income
Married            M = 1,32
Widowed            M = 1.06
Divorced separated M = 0,94
Never married      M = 1,16
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ag Beta = +.23 p < .001                    Mean adjusted for
                   satisfaction with friends
Married            M = 1,32
Widowed            M = 1.01
Divorced separated M = 0,93
Never married      M = 1,11
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ag Beta = +.16 p < .001                    Mean adjusted for
                   satisfaction with family
Married            M = 1,33
Widowed            M = 1.09
Divorced separated M = 1,08
Never married      M = 1,24
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ag Beta = +.16 p < .001                    Mean adjusted for all above
Married            M = 1,32
Widowed            M = 1.09
Divorced separated M = 1,07
Never married      M = 1,25