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Correlational findings

Study Baruch & Barnett (1986a): study US 1980

Public:
Mothers with children age 4-10, USA,1980
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 160
Non Response:
60%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
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.

Correlate

Authors's label
Fathers' interaction time with children
Our Classification
Operationalization
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

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = -.11 ns Total interaction time O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = -.19 p < .05 Solo interaction time

Betas controlled for mothers'work status