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Correlational findings

Study Palmore & Kivett (1977): study US 1968

Public:
46+ aged whites, followed 2 years, USA, 1968-1972/74
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 378
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Whole-day interviews, tests and examinations

Correlate

Authors's label
Sexual enjoyment
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single questrion:
How much pleasure or enjoyment do you have during sexrelation at the present time?
0: none
1: mild
2: moderate
3: very much

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.14 p < .05 T1 enjoyment by T1 happiness C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.07 ns C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.16 p < .01 T1 enjoyment by T2 happiness C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.11 p < .05 C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.13 p < .01 T1 enjoyment by T3 happiness C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.10 p < .05 Beta's controlled for:
- self rated health
- social activity
- organizational activity
- productive hours
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = ns T1 satisfaction with sexlife by T1-T3 CHANGE in happiness, change happiness measured controling T3 happiness for T1 happiness C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = ns T1 satisfaction with sexlife by T2-T3 CHANGE in happiness, change happiness measured controling T3 happiness for T2 happiness