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Correlational findings

Study Faver (1982): study US 1977

Public:
22-64 aged women, USA, 1977
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1120
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Family Value Orientation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on 3 questions:
a The rewards and satisfactions of raising a family are more important to me than anything else.
b I would not take a job that would interfere with the things I like to do with my family
c I can't imagine having a fully satisfying life without having children
Rated: 1 = disagree, 2 = mostly disagree, 4 = mostly agree, 5 = agree

From these scales a dichotomous variable was created measuring:
0 = Low family values
1 = High family values

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + All
- High family values  M = 4,11 SD = 0,15
- Low family values   M = 4,10 SD = 0,05
  Difference            =+0,01
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = - Singles only
- High family values M = 3,79 N = 100
- Low family values  M = 4,04 N = 166
  Difference         M= -0,25
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + Married        
- High family values M = 4,18 N = 495
- Low family values  M = 4,14 N = 297
  Difference            +0,04
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = age cohort 22-34,high family values
a) Single childless women  M = 3,46 N = 13
b) Married childless women M = 4,73 N = 15
c) Married mothers of preschool
   children                M = 3,92 N = 91
d) Married mothers of elementary
   school children         M = 3,97 N = 29
e) Single mothers          M = 4,23 N = 13
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a F = 2,84 p < .03 O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = age cohort 22-34,low family values
a) Single childless women  M = 4,00 N = 69
b) Married childless women M = 4,27 N = 49
c) Married mothers of preschool
  children                 M = 3,72 N = 36
d) Married mothers of elementary
   school children         M = 4,54 N = 24
e) Single mothers          M = 3,95 N = 20
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a F = 2,89 p < .02