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Correlational findings

Study Ward (1979): study US 1972 /1

Public:
25+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-1977
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 7872
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

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

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Chi² = + p < .000 Age 25-49: % very happy
- Married            39,4%
- Never married      20.4%
- Divorced/seperated 16,5%
- Widowed            15,5%
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Chi² = 248 p < .0001 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa D% = + Age 50+: % very happy
- Married            43,2%
- Never married      26,1%
- Divorced/seperated 20,3%
- Widowed            23,8%
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Chi² = 196 p < .0001