Correlational findings

Study Faver (1982): study US 1977

22-64 aged women, USA, 1977
N = 1120
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
Mailed questionnaire


Authors's Label
Life cycle group
Our Classification
N of subgroups is estimated from %. Age cohort 35-44 is not included in further analysis of life cycle groups
Age group 22-34 :Total N=380 a) N= 91(23,95%) b) N=67(17,89 %), c) N=132 (34,74 %), d) N=56(14,47%), e) N=34 (8,95 %)

Age group 45-64: Total N=373 f) =128 (34,32%), g) N=154 (41,28%), h) N= 28 (7,51 %), i) N= 45 (12,06%), j) N=18 (4,83%)
For age cohort 22-34:
a) Single childless women
b) Married childless women
c) Married mothers of preschool children
d) Married mothers of elementary school children
e) Single mothers

For age cohort 45-64
f) Married mothers of children and adolescents
g) Married mothers of adult children
h) Single mothers of children and adolescents
i) Single mothers of adult children
j) Childless women

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = Age cohort 22-34:
a Single childless                 M=3,92 N=89
b Married childless                M=4,39 N=66
c Married preschool child          M=3,89 N=131
d Married basic school child       M=4,22 N=54
e Single mothers                   M=4,06 N=33
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a F = 3,20 p < .01 O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = Age cohort 45-64
f) Married children/adolescents   M=4,25 N=124
g) Married adult children         M=4,30 N=150
h) Single children/adolescents    M=3,68 N= 28
i) Single adult children          M=3,86 N= 44
j) Childless women                M=3,88 N= 17
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a F = 3,36 p < .01