Study Austrom (1984): study CA Ontario 1982
- 23-59 aged English speaking, Toronto and Ontario, Canada, 198?
- N = 1038
- Non Response
- Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
- Authors's Label
- Being in love
- Our Classification
- Single closed question rated on a 4-point scale: Are you currently in love: 1. yes for the first time, 2. yes but not for the first time, 3. no but I have been in love, 4. I have never been in love.
Observed Relation with Happiness
gender, age, household income, marital status, desire to change dating pattern or marital status, locus of control, social support (1. instrumental: problems managing money, deciding how to spend money, not enough money to do things, unsatisfying job, not enough money to get by on; 2. expressive: no close companions, no one to depend on, unsatisfactory sex life, problems communicating, dissatisfied with marital status, not enough close friends, no one to show love/affection, too dependent on others, , not having children, no one to understand problems; 3. interpersonal demands: too many responsibilities, no one to depend on, too many demands on time, problems communicating, problems with children, problems with spouse/ex-spouse, conflicts with those who are close), and satisfaction with: job and financial situation, friendships, love relationships and living situation.
NON-MARRIED Ss ONLY:
- not in love: Mt = 6.9
- in love: Mt = 7.4
Difference Significant: (01)
- males: r = +.12 ß = -.09
- females: r = +.04 ß = -.09
Beta's controlled for the same variables as above, except gender and marital status.