# Correlational findings

## Study Faver (1982): study US 1977

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

## Correlate

Authors's Label
Family Value Orientation
Our Classification
Distribution
N= 0:463, 1:595
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 = + 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 = - 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 = + 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 = 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 = 2,84 p < .03 O-V-c-sq-v-5-a = 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 = 2,89 p < .02