Findings on happiness in Forrester (1980): study US San Diego County, California 1980

Publication
Author(s)Forrester, N.G.
TitleFactors Contributing to Life Satisfaction of Divorced Women.
SourceUnpublished PhD Dissertation, 1980, Arizona State University, USA
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/forrester_ng_1980.pdf
Investigation
Public21-71 aged divorced women, San Diego, California, USA, 1980
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability purposive sample of women who have been divorced for over 1 year; selection was based on a voluntary cooperation of the subjects at a medical routine check. Age-range 21-71, average 37.9; 59 whites, 6 hispanics, 3 blacks
Respondents N =70
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How do you feel about your life as a whole.....? 7 delighted 6 pleased 5 mostly satisfied 4 mixed 3 mostly dissatisfied 2 unhappy 1 terrible Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale' (original version)
ClassificationO-DT-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean4.846.40
Standard deviation1.14


Full textSelfreport on single question: We have talked about various parts of your life, now I want to ask you about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days.....? 7 completely satisfied 6 5 4 neutral 3 2 1 completely dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean4.876.50
Standard deviation1.23


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Committed love relationshipL12ab02Steady love-relation
Job satisfaction_AW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Job satisfaction_BW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Level of assertivenessP04agAssertive
Level of incomeI01ab01Personal income
Locus of controlP04boInner locus of control