Correlational findings

Study Bradburn (1969): study US 1963

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


Authors's label
Marriage sociability
Our Classification
4-item index of questions on shared activities in the past few weeks: Each rated yes/no.
1. visited friends together
2. gone out together
3. entertained friends in your home
4. eat out in a restaurant together

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.14 Males A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a G = +.12 Males. O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.18 Females A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a G = +.16 Females.

- Slightly related to positive affect. Not to
  negative affect.

- Largely unaffected by SES.
- Most pronounced among high SES women.
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DMr = ns CHANGE in sociability is not paralelled by CHANGE in positive affect between T2 and T3. (Relation to change in summed ABS not computed).