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Studies

Abbey et al. (1992): study US 1987

Publication

Author(s):
Abbey, A.; Andrews, F.M.; Halman, L.J.
Title:
Infertility and Subjective Well-Being: The Mediating Roles of Self-Esteem, Internal Control, and Interpersonal Conflict.
Source:
Journal of Marriage and Family, 1992, Vol. 54, 408 - 417

Investigation

Public:
Infertile couples, United States, 1987
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 370
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
In-person interviews, separate wives and husbands

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 2 questions:

A  .. 'satisfaction with life as a whole'  (full item not reported)
      1  very dissatisfied
      2
      3
      4
      5  very satisfied

B   â€¦ happiness… (full item not reported)
     1
     2
     3
     Response options not reported

Summation: not reported
Classification:
O-Sum-?-mq-v-8-b
Author's label:
Global quality of life
Page in publication:
411
Error estimates:
Cronbach alpha .74

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Fertility problem stress Infertility
Current psycho-somatic complaints
Mental health of spouse
Ever had children (vs not)
Kind of problems perceived
Self esteem Evaluation of self-as-a-whole
Personality of spouse
Mental health of spouse
Internal control Inner locus of control
Personality of spouse
Interpersonal conflict Tensions in relationship Intimacy life quality Satisfaction with marriage
Satisfaction with sex-life
Single domain evaluations
Personality of spouse