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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
Career Value Orientation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on 3 questions:
a  For me, it is (would be) more important to help my husband in his career than to have a career of my own.(reverse scored)
b Seriously pursuing a career involves costs in other areas of my life that I am not willing to accept.(reverse scored)
c I can't picture having a fully satisfying a fully satisfying life without a career on my own.
Rated on a 5 point scale: 1 = disagree, 2 = mostly disagree, 4 = mostly agree, 5 = agree

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

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + All
- High career values  M = 4,15 SD = 0,07
- Low  career values  M = 4,05 SD = 0,24
  Difference             +0,10
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + Singles only
- High career values M = 4,05 N = 219
- Low  career values M = 3,43 N =  53
  Difference            +0,62
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + Married only
- High career values M = 4,20 N=483
- Low career values  M = 4,14 N=353
  Difference            +0,06
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = age cohort 22-34, high career values
a) Single childless women  M = 3,94 N = 83
b) Married childless women M = 4,39 N = 59
c) Married mothers of preschool
   children                M = 3,83 N = 77
d) Married mothers of elementary
   school children         M = 4,29 N = 42
e) Single mothers          M = 4,11 N = 27
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a F = 3,03 p < .02 O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = age cohort 22-34 low career values
a) Single childless women  M = 3,40 N = 5
b) Married childless women M = 4,33 N = 6
c) Married mothers of preschool
   children                M = 3,98 N = 53
d) Married mothers of elementary
   school children         M = 4,11 N = 9
e) Single mothers          M = 3 83 N = 6
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a F = ,69 p < .03 O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = - Not employed only
- High career values M = 3,67 SD =  ,05 N = 125
- Low  career values M = 3,95 SD = 0,12 N = 138
  Difference           =-0,28
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + parttime workers only
- High career values M = 4,11 SD = 0,06 N = 178
- Low Career values  M = 4,06 SD = 0,42 N = 117
  Difference         M =+0,05
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + fulltime workers only
- High career values M = 4,34 SD = 0,21 N = 380
- Low Career values  M = 4,13 SD = 0,27 N = 104
  Difference         M =+0,21
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + single, not employed workers only
- High career values M = 3,77 N =  30
- Low career values  M = 3,55 N =  11
  Difference            +0,22
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = - married, not employed workers only
- High career values M = 3,65 N =  95
- Low career values  M = 3,98 N = 127
  Difference            -0,33
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + single, parttime workers only
- High career values M = 4,24 N =  34
- Low career values  M = 2,93 N =  14
  Difference            +1,31
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = - married, parttime workers only
- High career values M = 4,08 N =  144
- Low career values  M = 4,21 N =  103
  Difference            -0,13
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + single, fulltime workers only
- High career values M = 4,08 N =  148
- Low career values  M = 3,67 N =   27
  Difference            +0,41
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + Married, fulltime workers only
- High career values M = 4,50 N =  232
- Low career values  M = 4,29 N =   77
  Difference            +0,21
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + Age group 22-34, single childless women only
- High career values  M = 3,94 N = 83
- Low  career values  M = 3,40 N =  5   
  Difference             +0,54
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + Age group 22-34, among married childless women
- High career values  M = 4,39 N = 59
- Low  career values  M = 4,33 N =  6   
  Difference             +0,06
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = - Age group 22-34, married mothers of preschool children only
- High career values  M = 3,83 N = 77
- Low  career values  M = 3,98 N = 53   
  Difference             -0,15
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + Age group 22-34, married mothers with
elementary school children only
- High career values  M = 4,29 N = 42
- Low  career values  M = 4,11 N =  9   
  Difference             +0,19
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + Age group 22-34, single mothers only
- High career values  M = 4,11 N = 27
- Low  career values  M = 3,83 N =  6   
  Difference             +0,19
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + Age group 22-34, singles only
- High career values  M = 4,11 N = 27
- Low  career values  M = 3,83 N =  6
  Difference             +0,19
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + Age group 22-34, married only
- High career values  M = 4,34 N = 184
- Low  career values  M = 4,09 N =  88
  Difference             +0,25
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = - Age group 22-34, not employed only
- High career values  M = 3,41 N = 22
- Low  career values  M = 4,06 N = 48
  Difference             -0,65
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = - Age group 22-34, parttime only
- High career values  M = 4,25 N = 28
- Low  career values  M = 4,32 N = 47
  Difference             -0,07
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + Age group 22-34, fulltime only
- High career values  M = 4,54 N = 85
- Low  career values  M = 4,33 N = 39
  Difference             +0,21
O-V-c-sq-v-5-a DM = + Age group 45-64
- High career values  M = 4,25 N = 180
- Low  career values  M = 4,06 N = 173
  Difference             +0,19