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 sociability
Our Classification
N= 0:8%; 1:15%; 2:24%; 3:28%; 4:26%
A.Self-report on following single questions about things married couples do together; which of the following activities have you done together in the past few weeks:
- visited friends together
- entertained friends in your home
- gone out together- movie, bowling, sporting, or other entertainment
- ate out in a restaurant together

B.The constructed Marriage Adjustment Balance Scale ratings(MABS) i.e.a 4 item index of questions on shared activities in the past few weeks
- visited friends together
- gone out together to movie etc.
- entertained friends
- ate out in restaurants
Each question rated yes/no

Classified on a 0-4 scale

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = + females       +.18
males         +.14
A-AB-cm-mq-v-2-a G = + females       +.16
males         +.12