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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
Never married vs. divorced
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 Divorced
1 Never married

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.24 p < .01 % very happy:      males    females
- divorced         12       11
- never married    18       18
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DMr = + ns Happiness level in average ridits (RT)
                          males     females
- divorced                .39       .39
- never married           .41       .42
                          (ns)      (ns)

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 tc = +.11 p < .01