Findings on happiness in Wilson et al. (1975): study US 1973

Publication
Author(s)Wilson, K.L.; Curtis, R.L.; McAdams, D.C.; Zurcher, L.A.
TitleStepfathers and Stepchildren: An Exploratory Analysis from Two National Surveys.
SourceJournal of Marriage and the Family, 1975, Vol. 37, 526 -536
URLhttp://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0022-2445
Investigation
Public18+ aged, USA
Survey nameNot available
 National Opinion Research Centre (NORC) of the University of Chicago.
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =1500
 43 resondents reared by a natural mother and a stepfather (SF); 1174 respondents reared by both natural parents (NF); total sample was 1500.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentNot available
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-a
Author's labelEstimate of general happiness
Page in publication531
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Reared in stepfather family (vs not)F01aa01Earlier family situation