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Studies

Beja Jr. (2013): study ZZ 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Beja Jr., E. L.
Title:
Who is Happier; The Housewife or the Working Wife?
Source:
Applied Research in Quality of Life., 2014, Vol. 9, 157 - 177

Investigation

Public:
Married women, 44 nations, 2000
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 5
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 14013
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
M and SD reported on reduced 1-5 scale: M = 3.99 SD =0,84
Means by subsamples of nations:
                                   M          S.d.
Upper-income   3,99         0,84
Middle-income  3,69         1,14
Low-income        3,29         1,10
Page in publication:
164

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Work status Full-time home maker
Working mother
Full-time vs part-time
Self employed
Standard of living in nation Gnp per capita (raw) Age Current age (in years) Educational attainment Level of school-education Income Current income level (unspecified) Individual choice and control Inner locus of control Financial satisfaction Satisfaction with income\finances Female labor participation rate Gender inequality (women emancipation) in nation Occupational status Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Self-fulfillment Work values
Gender-role attitudes
Satisfaction with being a house-wife