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Correlational findings

Study Holland-Benin & Cable-Nienstedt (1985): study US 1978

Public:
Married persons, non-institutionalized, USA, 1978-83
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3050
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Stage of life cycle
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 Young married
2 Family with baby
3 Family with schoolchildren
4 Empty nest

Couples not fitting this categorisation excluded (15%)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-3-h OR = s Husbands (both of housewives and workingwives) more happy in stage 1 and 4, and less happy in stage 2 and 3. No difference among wives (whether housewife or working).

More strongly linked to 'happy' responses than to 'unhappy' ones.