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Correlational findings

Study Townsend & Gurin (1981): study US 1972

Public:
18+ aged, white women, USA, 1972
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 946
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
a: married
b: single (including never married and divorced)
c: widowed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-c-sq-v-3-b DMa =           raw mean   adjusted mean
Married   M = 1,94   Ma = 1.94
Single    M = 1,82   Ma = 1.81
Widowed   M = 1,82   Ma = 1.83

O-Slu recoded 1-2
O-SLu-c-sq-v-3-b = +.03 ns (raw) O-SLu-c-sq-v-3-b Beta = +.04 p < .001 (adjusted) C-RA-h-sq-v-2-a DMa =           raw mean   adjusted mean
Married   M = 1,73   Ma = 1.73
Single    M = 1,54   Ma = 1.52
Widowed   M = 1,59   Ma = 1.62

Ma's adjusted for
- role fit
  - employed
  - career oriented home maker
  - home oriented home maker
- education
- age
C-RA-h-sq-v-2-a = +.02 ns (raw) C-RA-h-sq-v-2-a Beta = +.03 p < .001 (adjusted)

Happiness reversed (in original presented as 'life dissatisfaction')