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Correlational findings

Study Callan (1986): study AU 1986

Public:
About 20 aged single women Australia, 1986
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 102
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Wanting children
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: no child wanted      N = 42
2: one child wanted     N = 18
3: two children wanted  N = 42

All subjects were "very certain" about
their intentions. They were located through screening of 1500 students in
university social science classes, through contacts with a voluntary sterilisation clinic and newspapers announcement articles about the research in university and
statewide newspapers.               All subjects completed a series of
commitment indices.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cw-mq-v-5-a AoV = ns Positive affect (0-20)   Negative affect (0-20)
1: M = 15.4              1: M =  9.9
2: M = 15.4              2: M = 10.0
3: M = 15.5              3: M = 10.0
Full ABS not computed.
O-SLW-u-sq-?-9-a AoV = p < .05 1: M = 5.86       Mt' = 6.5
2: M = 6.72       Mt' = 7.5
3: M = 6.64       Mt' = 7.4
The only significant difference is between
1 and 2.