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Correlational findings

Study Bradburn (1969): study US 1963

Public:
21-60 aged, urban areas, USA, 1963 - 64
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2787
Non Response:
± 20%, Attrition ± 30%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Repeated interviews at home using highly structured questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's label
Married vs. never married
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 Never married
1 Married

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.40 p < .01 % very happy:      males    females
- never married    18       18
- married          35       38
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DMr = + p < .05 Happiness level in average ridits (RT)
                          males     females
- never married           .41       .44
- married                 .48       .42
                          (05)      (ns)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa tc = +.08 p < .01 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DMr = +                           males     females
- never married
  < age 25                .42       .45
  > age 25                .45       .46

- married
  < age 25                .59       .49
  > age 25                .51       .47

Ridit analysis compares distribution in category with distribution in total sample. RT above .50 means relative high level, RT below .50 relative low level.
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.38 p < .01 Males O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.42 p < .01 Females
         
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa D% = + % very happy:      males    females
- never married
  < age 25         15       25
  > age 25         20       15

- married
  < age 25         42       47
  > age 25         34       37