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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:
Self report on 2 questions:

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

B   … 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 Ever had children (vs not)
Mental health of spouse
Kind of problems perceived
Current psycho-somatic complaints
Infertility
Self esteem Mental health of spouse
Personality of spouse
Evaluation of self-as-a-whole
Internal control Personality of spouse
Inner locus of control
Interpersonal conflict Tensions in marital relationship Intimacy life quality Single domain evaluations
Satisfaction with marriage
Personality of spouse
Satisfaction with sex-life