Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Married state (compared to non-married states)

StudySchyns (2000): study RU 1993
TitleThe Relationship between Income, Changes in Income and Life-Satisfaction in West Germany and the Russian Federation. Relative, Absolute or a Combination of Both?
SourceDiener, E.;Rathz, D.R.;Eds.: "Advances in Quality of Life Theory and Research", Kluwer, 2000, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 83 - 110
Public18+ aged general public, Russia, followed 3 years 1993-1996
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =0

Correlate
Author's labelMarital status
Page in Source 95
Our classificationMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Operationalization

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-dDM=
           Mean   Unhappy(1-3) Very happy(8-10)
Married    5,4    25,4%        17,5%
Single     5,0    27,7%        11,6%
Widowed    4,2    51,7%        7,6%
Divorced   4,2    42,0%        11,0%
Separated  4,3    46,7%        16,7%


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-dSelfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life?
Again, pick a number between 0 and 10 to indicate how satisfied you are.
0 totally dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 totally satisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl