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Correlational findings

Study Spanier & Furstenberg (1982): study US 1977

Public:
Separated, followed 2 years, Pennsylvania, USA, 1977-79
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 210
Non Response:
T1: 39 %, T2: 48 %
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Initiation of divorce
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 Not-iniatiators
1 Initiators
Those who decided on divorce mutually
excluded (13 % of the sample )

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLS-c-sq-v-5-a SNR = ns No difference in level of happiness at T1
Significant difference of happiness at T2
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a SNR = ns No difference in level of happiness at T1 and T2 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a SNR = ns No difference in level of happiness at T1 and T2 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Chi² = ns No difference in level of happiness at T1 and T2 O-SLS-c-sq-v-5-a DM = ns No difference in level of happiness at T1
Significant difference of happiness at T2
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a DM = ns No difference in level of happiness at T1 and T2 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a SNR = ns No difference in level of happiness at T1 and T2 O-SLS-c-sq-v-5-a SNR = ns No difference in level of happiness at T1
Significant difference of happiness at T2
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a SNR = ns No difference in level of happiness at T1 and T2