Findings on happiness in Treas et al. (2011): study ZZ Developed nations 2001

Author(s)Treas, J.; Chloe Tai, T.; VanderLippe, T.
TitleThe Happy Homemaker? Married Women's Well-Being in Cross-National Perpective.
SourceSocial Forces, 2011, Vol. 90, 111 - 132
PublicWomen with partner, aged 18-65, 28 countries, 2001-2004
 Nations: Australia, Belgium(Flanders), Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany (East and West), Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United States of America
Collect period9
 September 2001 to February 2004
Survey nameNot available
 2002 Family & Gender module of the International Social Survey Program (ISSP)
SampleProbability stratified sample
 18-65 partnered women selected from general population sample. Sampling procedures differ across countries: Partly simple, partly multi-stage stratified random sample of respondents 18 years old and older (from ISSP-site).
Respondents N =7014
 Unweighted data N = 7014, Weigthed data N = 6696
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Oral, paper and pencil resp. postal interview with standardised questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: If you were to consider your life in general, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole? 7 completely happy 6 very happy 5 fairly happy 4 neither happy nor unhappy 3 fairly unhappy 2 very unhappy 1 completely unhappy - can't choose - no answer
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication117,120
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.94

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Family IncomeI01ab03Household income
Family stressF02acFamily climate
Housework conflictF02acFamily climate
Housework fairnessG01abGender roles
Housework fairnessH21ac02Satisfaction division of household-work, also classified as above ↑
Liberal gender ideologyG01ab01Gender-role attitudes
Number of childrenC03ab01Number of children
Religious services attendanceR10adCurrent religious practices
Task sharingH21ac02Satisfaction division of household-work
Work statusE02abCurrent employment status