Findings on happiness in Anderson et al. (1985): study US 1985

Publication
Author(s)Anderson, S.A.; Atilano, R.B.; Jurich, A.P.; Paff-Bergen, L.; Russell, C.S.
TitleDropping out of Marriage and Family Therapy: Interventions, Strategies and Spouses'Perceptions.
SourceAmerican Journal of Family Therapy, 1985, Vol. 13, 39 - 54
Investigation
PublicCouples, followed family therapy, USA, 1985-86
 1985-1986
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =94
 Completers: 22 couples, - dropouts : 30 couples
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaires before start of therapy (T1) and after end (T2)
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 labelLife Happiness
RemarksAssessed at T1
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean1.706.50
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question: "How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? Put an X where you think it belongs". Rated on an open line scale. Afterwards scores were grouped in seven categories 1 completely dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 completely satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-ol-7-a
Author's labelLife Satisfaction
RemarksAssessed at T1
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean3.904.80
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Completion of family therapyH16ag02Behavior of client
Life HappinessH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Life HappinessM03aa02Change in marriage relationship, also classified as above ↑
Life HappinessH16ag02aDrop-out, also classified as above ↑
Life HappinessH16ad02cFamily-marriage therapy, also classified as above ↑