Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Married vs divorced

StudyLinn et al. (1986): study US Wisconsin 1974
TitleFactors Associated with Life Satisfaction among Practising Internists.
SourceMedical Care, 1986, Vol. 24, 830 - 837
Public18+ aged, general public, NW-Wisconsin, USA, 1974
Sample
Non-Response7-24 %
Respondents N =1423

Correlate
Author's labelDivorce/separation
Page in Source 95
Our classificationMarried vs divorced
Operationalization
0 Divorced/separated 
1 Married

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-7-aBeta=+ p < .01
 controlled for:
sex, education, income, occupation, age, friends;
health and its interaction with age and friends;
unemployment and its interaction with age and 
friends
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-aBeta=+.62 p < .01
 controlled for:
sex, education, income, occupation, age, friends;
health and its interaction with age and friends;
unemployment and its interaction with age and 
friends.
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-aBeta=- ns
interaction with age
O-HL-c-sq-v-7-aBeta=- ns
interaction with age
O-HL-c-sq-v-7-aBeta=- p < .05
interaction with friends
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-aBeta=- ns
interaction with friends


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-c-sq-v-7-aSelfreport on single question:

In general, how happy would you say you are these days.....?
7 extremely happy
6 very happy
5 pretty happy
4 not too happy
3 a bit unhappy
2 pretty unhappy
1 very unhappy
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-aSelfreport on single question:

Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your life as whole.....?
7 completely satisfied
6 satisfied
5 mostly satisfied
4 satisfied/dissatisfied
3 dissatisfied
2 very dissatisfied
1 completely dissatisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
BetaSTANDARDIZED 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.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl