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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
Feminine chores performed by father
Our Classification
Operationalization
Number of hours per week the father spends doing a set of 5 traditionally feminine chores (meal preparation, cleaning house, laundry, grocery shopping an meal clean-up) divided by the total time both parents spend doing those chores.Score: 1 = 0-20% 5, 2 = 20-40%, 3 = 40-60%, 5 = 80-100%

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.16 ns Beta controlled for mothers'work status