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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
Marriage hap[piness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question: 'Taking all things together, how would you describe your marriage?'
- very happy    (3)
- pretty happy  (2)
- not too happy (1)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a G = + s                           males     females
- high SES                G=+.22    G=+.45
- middle SES              G=+.25    G=+.35
- low SES                 G=+.31    G=+.30
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa DMr = + CHANGE in marital status is paralelled by CHANGE in positive and negative affect between T1-T3. Relation with change in summed ABS not computed.
More strongly related to negative affect.
Stronger among females than males.