Findings on happiness in Marini (1976): study US 1963

Publication
Author(s)Marini, M.M.
TitleDimensions of Marriage Happiness: A research note
SourceJournal of Marriage and the Family, 1976, Vol. 38, 443 - 447
URLhttp://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0022-2445
Investigation
PublicMarried persons, metropolitan areas, USA, 1963
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Area cluster sample, consisting of married individuals (half of whom were husbands and half wives) selected from a probability sample of four communities, two within the Detroit metropolitan area, one from the Chicago metropolitan area and one from the Washington metropolitan area; a fifth sample from the ten largest metropolitan areas in the USA was also included.
Respondents N =3934
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Highly structured
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's labelOverall happiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Marital companionshipM03ab05Shared activities
Marital satisfactionsM03ab05Shared activities
Marital happinessM03ac03Satisfaction with marriage
Marital tensionsM03ab06Tensions in relationship