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Correlational findings

Study Erbes & Hedderson (1985): study US 1968

Public:
Male heads of households, followed 4 years, USA, 1968-72
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 5060
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Yearly

Correlate

Authors's label
Recent separation/ divorce
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 stably married
1 experienced separation or divorce  
  between T1 and T5 (N= 150)





0 stably separated
1 experienced separation or divorce  
  between T1 and T5 (N= 150)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-W-cy-sq-v-5-a DMt = - T1: 6.5             6.0* 6.3  5.3  5.8  7.3 C-W-cy-sq-v-5-a DMt = - T2: 7.5             6.0  6.8* 6.5  6.5  6.0 C-W-cy-sq-v-5-a DMt = - T3: 7.3             7.0  6.8  7.3* 7.5  6.0 C-W-cy-sq-v-5-a DMt = - T4: 7.0             4.0  6.3  5.5  4.3* 5.0 C-W-cy-sq-v-5-a DMt = - T5: 7.0             5.5  6.3  6.0  6.3  5.3*

    Stably          Divorced/separated at
    separated       T1   T2   T3   T4   T5
C-W-cy-sq-v-5-a DMt = + T1: 5.0             6.0* 6.3  5.3  5.8  7.3 C-W-cy-sq-v-5-a DMt = + T2: 5.3             6.0  6.8* 6.5  6.5  6.0 C-W-cy-sq-v-5-a DMt = + T3: 5.3             7.0  6.8  7.3* 7.5  6.0 C-W-cy-sq-v-5-a DMt = + T4: 5.5             4.0  6.3  5.5  4.3* 5.0 C-W-cy-sq-v-5-a DMt = + T5: 5.5             5.5  6.3  6.0  6.3  5.3*

* = year of divorce

Contentment rated on 0-4 point scale. (M) Means transformed to 0-10 point scale (Ms', difference DMt')