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Studies

Anderson et al. (1985): study US 1985

Publication

Author(s):
Anderson, S.A.; Atilano, R.B.; Jurich, A.P.; Paff-Bergen, L.; Russell, C.S.
Title:
Dropping out of Marriage and Family Therapy: Interventions, Strategies and Spouses'Perceptions.
Source:
American Journal of Family Therapy, 1985, Vol. 13, 39 - 54

Investigation

Public:
Couples, followed family therapy, USA, 1985-86
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 94
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaires before start of therapy (T1) and after end (T2)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's label:
Life Happiness
Remarks:
Assessed at T1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.70 6.50
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? Put an X where you think it belongs".

Rated on an open line scale. Afterwards scores were grouped in seven categories
1   completely dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7   completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-ol-7-a
Author's label:
Life Satisfaction
Remarks:
Assessed at T1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.90 4.80

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Life Happiness Family-marriage therapy
Change in marriage relationship
Actual changes in happiness
Drop-out
Completion of family therapy Behavior of client