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Studies

Austrom (1984): study CA Ontario 1982

Publication

Author(s):
Austrom, D.R.
Title:
The Consequences of Being Single.
Source:
Peter Lang Publisher, 1984, New York, USA

Investigation

Public:
23-59 aged English speaking, Toronto and Ontario, Canada, 198?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1038
Non Response:
45%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole?
10  completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0   completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life as a whole
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Generally speaking, how happy would you say you are.....?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d
Author's label:
Overall happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male sex Sex (male vs female) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Number of friends Current number of friends Frequency of social contacts with friends Current contacts with friends Number of close friendships Number of close friends Durability of confident relationship History of current friendships Satisfaction with love relationship Satisfaction with love-life Satisfaction with love life Satisfaction with love-life Hours per week on work activities Hours work Household income Household income Mean satisfaction with financial situation Satisfaction with financial situation Desire to maintain dating pattern or marital status) Aspired change in marital status
Desire to change love-life
Being in love Steady love-relation Marital status the same in next five years Expected change in marital status Enjoyment of work Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Involvement in work Current concern about work Job is interesting Satisfaction with work itself Would chose same occupation Attitudes to current occupation Enjoy present employer Satisfaction with management Do what is required only Current concern about work Satisfaction with job Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with standard of living Meals outside home Where one eats Living situation Time spend on household-work Residence feels like a home Attitudes to housing Satisfaction with place of residence etc. Satisfaction with local environment Satisfaction with friendships Satisfaction with friends Age Current age (in years) Locus of control Inner locus of control Social support: expressive Sources of current support Social support: interpersonal demands Sources of current support Social support: financial Concerns about income Satisfaction with job and financial situation Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with living situation Attitudes to local environment Living arangements Current household-composition Never married Vs formerly married (widowed+divorced+separated) Dating pattern Current love-life Satisfaction with singleness Satisfaction with being single Joint effects Socio-demographic + life-appraisals + personality Job as a major source of satisfaction in life Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Current concern about work