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Correlational findings

Study DeJong-Gierveld (1969): study NL 1965

Public:
30-55 aged, general public, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1965
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 600
Non Response:
31%;
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview and low structured questionnaire at home.

Correlate

Authors's label
Perceived negative image
Our Classification
Operationalization
Expected agreement of married persons with 11 negative statements about singles: singles like being on their own, live a frivolous life, are often jealous, shy, unattractive, reserved, etc.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SL?-?-sq-v-5-a r = - Computed for never marrieds only.

Males  : r = -.19
Females: r = -.03