Correlational findings

Study Wong (1985a): study US 1984

Working parents with children <16, USA, 1984
N = 651
Non Response:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire returned by intra office mail in a sealed envelope


Authors's label
Resentment from Friends, Neighbors and Relatives
Our Classification
Think back to your experiences as a working parent over the last two months. How have your friends, neighbors and relatives helped you to manage? How often in the past two months did friends, neighbors and relatives do each of the following?
1. Held my job responsibilities against me. 2. Showed resentment of my needs as a working parent. 3. Was critical of my efforts to combine work and family.

Rated: 1= Never, 2 = Rarely, 3 = Sometimes, 4 = Often, 5 = Very Often, 8 = Not Applicable

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = -.26 p < .01 Married Fathers O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-i r = -.08 ns O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = -.10 Married Mothers O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-i r = -.02 ns O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = -.13 ns Single Mothers O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-i r = +.10 ns