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Correlational findings

Study Ferree (1984): study US 1971

Public:
White married women, USA, 1971-76
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2541
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Husband's job status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Social economic status of the husband:
1 Working class: husband employed in a blue-collar job
2 Middle class: husband employed in a white-collar husband:

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a DM = + Employed
White collar husbands M = 5,90
Blue collar husbands  M = 5,69
Difference               +0,21  

Housewives
White collar husbands M = 5,89
Blue collar husbands  M = 5,76
Difference            +   0,13
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa DM = + Employed
White collar husbands M = 1,91
Blue collar husbands  M = 1,64
Difference               +0,25        

Housewives
White collar husbands M = 1,76
Blue collar husbands  M = 1,54
Difference               +0,22
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a b = +.00 ns Employed women O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a b = +.01 Housewives O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +.00 ns Employed women O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +00 ns Housewives

B's controlled for:
- Age
- N of children
- Size of place
- Having child < 6
- Employment
- Education
- Family income
- Respondents present or last job status
- Social desirability
- Time pressure

reversed coding in paper : 1 = completely satisfied, 7 = completely dissatisfied
1= very happy, 3 = not too happy