Correlational finding on Happiness and Feminine value pattern
Subject code: V02ac02

StudyFerree (1980): study US 1974
TitleWorking Class Feminism: A Consideration of the Consequences of Employment.
SourceThe Sociological Quarterly, 1980, Vol. 21, 173 - 184
PublicMothers, USA, 1974-75
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response25%
Respondents N =135

Correlate
Author's labelPersonal relevance of feminism
Page in Source 181
Our classificationFeminine value pattern, code V02ac02
Operationalization
Personal relevance was addressed in a 4 item Guttman 
scale in which the respondent was asked how her life 
was affected by the movement and how personally 
important she felt it was to her.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLL-c-sq-n-0-aD%=+
17% of most satisfied women see the movement as 
relevant, while only one of the 9 who were 
seriously dissatisfied did not see the movement as 
relevant.


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLL-c-sq-n-0-aSelfreport on single question:

"In general, how satisfying do you find the way you're spending your life these days.....?"

Rated on numerical scale
(steps and labels not reported)


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
D%DIFFERENCE in PERCENTAGES
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate level: dichotomous, but nominal or ordinal theoretically possible as well. Happiness level: dichotomous
Range: [-100; +100]

Meaning: the difference of the percentages happy people at two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl