- Mothers with children age 4-10, USA,1980
- N = 160
- Non Response:
Also mailed questionnaire, weekchart. Parents jointly used a chart to indicate 5 typical week days and for 2 typical weekend days the hours during which the target child and each parent were home and awake; they then indicated the nature of the child- parent interaction that typically occured during each of those hours.
- Authors's label
- Fathers' interaction time with children
- Our Classification
- A Total interaction time: Number of hours per week the father spends in intermittent and intensive interaction with child, whether or not the mother is present:
1= no interaction: parent and child are engaged in independent activity
2 = intermittent interaction: Parent and child each are doing their own things and interacting periodically
3 = intensive interaction: Parent and child are actively involved together.
Level 1 scores were omitted. Level 2 and 3 interaction scores were combined into a total interaction time score.
B Solo interaction time: Number of hours per week the father spends in intermittent and intensive interaction when the mother is out of the house or not available
Observed Relation with Happiness
Betas controlled for mothers'work status