Subject code: M01aa01b

Study | Hawkins & Booth (2005): study US 1980 |

Title | Unhappily Ever After: Effects of Long-Term, Low-Quality Marriages on Well-Being. |

Source | Social Forces, 2005, Vol. 84, 451 - 471 |

URL | http://www.jstor.org/stable/3598312 |

Public | Couples, USA, followed 12 years, 1980-1992 |

Sample | Probability simple random sample |

Non-Response | 35% |

Respondents N = | 1150 |

Correlate | |

Author's label | Remarried |

Page in Source | 458 |

Our classification | Ever married before, code M01aa01b |

Operationalization | 1 married before T1 0 other |

Observed distribution | M=.12, SD=.33, Range 0-1 |

Observed Relation with Happiness | ||

Happiness Measure | Statistics | Elaboration/Remarks |

O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad | r=+.01 ns | T1 Happiness (1980) |

O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad | r=-.06 ns | T4 Happiness (1992) |

O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad | Beta=-.10 ns | T1-T4 change in happiness(T4 happiness controlling T1 happiness) Controlling for - Continuously married - Divorced/Unmarried - Divorced/Remarried - Age - Gender - White - Years of education - Family income - Number of children - Stepchild - Religiosity - Cohabited |

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used

Code | Full Text |

O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad | Selfreport on single question: Taking all things together, how would you say you are these days? Would you say you are..........? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy |

Appendix 2: Statistics used

Symbol | Explanation |

Beta | STANDARDIZED REGRESSION COEFFICIENT by LEAST SQUARES (OLS) Type: test statistic. Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric. Range: [-1 ; +1] Meaning: beta > 0 « a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average. beta < 0 « a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average. beta = 0 « no correlation. beta = + 1 or -1 « perfect correlation. |

r | PRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient') Type: test statistic. Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric Range: [-1; +1] Meaning: r = 0 « no correlation , r = 1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and r = -1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values. |

Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl