- 21-60 aged, urban areas, USA, 1963 - 64
- N = 2787
- Non Response
- ± 20%, Attrition ± 30%
Repeated interviews at home using highly structured questionnaires
- Authors's Label
- Change in marital happiness
- Our Classification
- Single direct question: 'Taking all things together, how would you describe your marriage?'
- very happy (3)
- pretty happy (2)
- not too happy (1)
T1: January 1963
T2: Oktober 1963
Observed Relation with Happiness
More strongly related to negative affect than to positive affect.
Stronger among males than females.
Change in happiness expressed in change () in average ridits (RT). Ridit analysis compares distribution in category eith distributioon total sample. RT above .50 means relative increase in happiness. RT below .50 relative decrease.