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Correlational findings

Study Spanier & Furstenberg (1982): study US 1977

Public:
Separated, followed 2 years, Pennsylvania, USA, 1977-79
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 210
Non Response:
T1: 39 %, T2: 48 %
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Remarriage
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 Remained single
1 Remarried 2.5 years later

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a SNR = + Level of happiness at T1: higher among those to remarry later (p<.05).
Change in happiness between T1 and T2:       positive among remarried (ns)
O-SLS-c-sq-v-5-a SNR = + Level of happiness at T1:                  higher among those to remarry later (p<.05)
Change in happiness between T1 and T2:        not greater among the remarried (ns)
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Chi² = Level of happiness at T1:                        higher among those to remarry later (p<.01)
Change in happiness between T1 and T2:       negative among remarried (ns)
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a DM = + Level of happiness at T1: higher among those to remarry later (p<.05).

Change in happiness between T1 and T2: positive among remarried (ns)
O-SLS-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + Level of happiness at T1: higher among those to remarry later (p<.05)

Change in happiness between T1 and T2: not greater among the remarried (ns)
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Chi² = Level of happiness at T1: higher among those to remarry later (p<.01)

Change in happiness between T1 and T2: negative among remarried (ns)