Correlational findings

Study Orden & Bradburn (1968): study US 1963

Married people,USA, metropolitan areas, 1963-1965
N =
Non Response
not reported
Interview: face-to-face
1. Individual own assessment (self report) 2. Self-administered questionnaire read to the respondents containing an index of marriage tensions and marriage satisfactions


Authors's Label
Marriage tensions
Our Classification
N=0:38%; 1:24%; 2:15%; 3:10%; 4:6%; 5:3%;  6:2%; 7:1%; 8,9: less than 1%
A. Self-report on following single questions about which husbands and wives sometimes agree or disagree. Would you tell me which ones caused differences of opinions or were problems in your marriage during the past few weeks?
- being tired
- irritating personal habits
- household expenses
- being away from home
- how to spend leisure
- time spent with friends
- your(husband's) job
- in-laws
- not showing love

B.The constructed Marriage Balance scale ratings (MABS) index of questions on differences in opinion or problems concerning:
- time with friends
- household expenses
- being tired
- being away from home too much
- in-laws
- not showing love
- your (husband's) job
- how to spend leisure
- irritating personal habits
Each question rated yes/no

Classified on a 0-9 scale

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = - females       -.38
males         -.29
A-AB-cm-mq-v-2-a G = - females       -.26
males         -.21