Findings on happiness in Ferree (1980): study US 1974

Publication
Author(s)Ferree, M.M.
TitleWorking Class Feminism: A Consideration of the Consequences of Employment.
SourceThe Sociological Quarterly, 1980, Vol. 21, 173 - 184
Investigation
PublicMothers, USA, 1974-75
 Second and third generation Irish and Italian, and recent Portuguese, Greek and Spanish speaking mothers with children in first or second grade from a Working class community in Eastern Massachusetts. All women were married and living with their husbands.
 1974-1975
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =135
Non Response25%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksSame data also reported in FERRE 1976
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "In general, how satisfying do you find the way you're spending your life these days.....?" Rated on numerical scale (steps and labels not reported)
ClassificationO-SLL-c-sq-n-0-a
Author's labelSatisfaction with life
Page in publication177
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Feminist attitudesV02ac02Feminine value pattern
Personal relevance of feminismV02ac02Feminine value pattern