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Correlational findings

Study Chiriboga & Cutler (1977): study US 1977

Public:
Recently divorced, California, USA,1977
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 252
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Interview with both structured and open questions

Correlate

Authors's label
Stress response to divorce
Our Classification
Operationalization
Respondents were interrogated about 23
aspects of adaptation in 6 phases of the divorce proces.
Aspects of adaptation were a.o. sleeping, worries, weightlose, smoking
and drinking.
Phases were: before decision, during
decision, at final separation, at filing of decree, at final decree and the present situation.

By means of cluster analysis 6 types of
response were identified, ranging from least to most stressfull.
1: resolving
2: resolved
3: minimal involvement
4: mixed
5: somatizors
6: personal crisis

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-3-a DMt = - p < .01 1: resolving             M =  1.66     Mt' = 3.3
2: resolved              M =  1.65     Mt' = 3.3
3: maximal involvement   M =  1.91     Mt' = 4.6
4: mixed                 M =  1.92     Mt' = 4.6
5: somatizors            M =  2.20     Mt' = 6.0
6: personal crisis       M =  2.50     Mt' = 7.5
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d DMt = - p < .01 1: resolving             M = 17.28          
2: resolved              M = 17.22    
3: minimal involvement   M = 15.83          
4: mixed                 M = 16.92    
5: somatizors            M = 14.95          
6: personal crisis       M = 12.67     

No Mt' computed because of unknown range of
indicator.
O-HL-u-sq-v-3-a DMt = - p < .01 1: resolving             M =  1.66     Mt = 3.3
2: resolved              M =  1.65     Mt = 3.3
3: maximal involvement   M =  1.91     Mt = 4.6
4: mixed                 M =  1.92     Mt = 4.6
5: somatizors            M =  2.20     Mt = 6.0
6: personal crisis       M =  2.50     Mt' = 7.5