Correlational finding on Happiness and Full-time home maker
Subject code: E02ab01

StudyNathawat & Mathur (1993): study IN 1988
TitleMarital Adjustment and Subjective Well-Being in Indian-Educated Housewives and Working Women.
SourceThe Journal of Psychology, 1993, Vol. 127, 353 - 358
URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00223980.1993.9915570?journalCode=vjrl20
PublicEducated Indian Women age 22-52 , India, 1989
SampleNon-probability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response
Respondents N =400

Correlate
Author's labelEmployment
Page in Source 354
Our classificationFull-time home maker, code E02ab01
Operationalization
0 Housewives: women not seeking employment outside the 
home
1 Working women: women employed outside the home
Observed distributionN = 0: 200, 1: 200

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AB-cw-mq-n-7-aDM=-
Housewives    M = +2,51
Working women M = +0,98
Difference        -1,53

Happiness as measured with Affect Balance was 
higher among housewives housewives, yet housewives 
were somewhat less satisfied with various domains 
of life and slightly more depressed and anxious.


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-AB-cw-mq-n-7-aSelf report on 19 questions:

How many days in the past week have you felt
A calm
B contented
C at ease
D happy
E exited
F overjoyed
G proud
H fearful
I anxious
J restless
K worried
L blue
M sad
N lonely
O outraged
P mad
Q angry
R ashamed
S embarrassed

Rated
1
;
7

Computation: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G)/7 - (H+I+J+K+L+M+N+O+P+Q+R+S)/12


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl