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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
Social desirability
Our Classification
Operationalization
6-item version of the Crowne-Marlow social desirability scale.Both the affirmation of implausible virtues (e.g. I am always courteous, even to people who are disagreeable) and the denial of plausible faults (e.g. There have been occasions when I've felt like smashing something) contribute to a higher social desirability score.
Low scores indicate less socially desirable responses.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a r = +.09 ns Employed women with white-collar husband O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a r = +.28 p < .005 Housewives with white collar husbands O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a r = -.02 ns Employed women with blue-collar husband O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a r = +20 p < .005 Housewives with blue collar husband O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.08 ns Employed women with white collar husband O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.15 p < .05 Housewives with white collar husband O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.08 ns Employed women with blue-collar husband O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.09 ns Housewives O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a b = -.10 p < .05 Employed women O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a b = +.30 p < .05 Housewives O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +.14 ns Employed women O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = +.16 ns Housewives:
B'controlled for:
- Age
- N of children
- Size of place
- Having child < 6
- Employment
- Education
- Family income
- Husband's job status
- Respondents present or last job status
- Time pressure

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