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Correlational findings

Study Timmermans (1997): study ZA 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2736
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Number of children
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single question: "Have you had any children?"
0   None
1   1 child
2   2 children
3   3 children
4   4 children
5   5 children
6   6 or more children

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a DM = + 0       M=2.86     Mt=6.2
1       M=2.84     Mt=6.1
2       M=2.82     Mt=6.1
3       M=2.85     Mt=6.2
4       M=2.79     Mt=6.0
5       M=2.62     Mt=5.4
6       M=2.61     Mt=5.4
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa DM = + 0       M=6.21      Mt=5.8
1       M=6.10      Mt=5.7
2       M=6.42      Mt=6.0
3       M=6.14      Mt=5.7
4       M=6.52      Mt=6.1
5       M=5.56      Mt=5.1
6       M=5.82      Mt=5.4
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = + 0       M=1.32      Mt=6.3
1       M=1.39      Mt=6.4
2       M=1.39      Mt=6.4
3       M=1.23      Mt=6.2
4       M=1.44      Mt=6.4
5       M= .26      Mt=5.3
6       M= .00      Mt=5.0
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = -.07 p < .01 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa r = -.03 ns A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = -.11 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a tc = -.05 p < .01 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa tc = -.01 ns A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a tc = -.06 p < .01 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a Beta = -.08 p < .05 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = -.03 ns ß controlled for sex, age, and household income A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = -.07 ns ß controlled for sex, age, and household income