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Studies

Bendo & Feldman (1974): study US 1970

Publication

Author(s):
Bendo, A.A.; Feldman, H.
Title:
A Comparison of the Self-Concept of Low Income Women with and without Husbands Present.
Source:
The Cornell Journal of Social Relations, 1974, Vol. 9, 53 - 85

Investigation

Public:
Low-income women with children, small cities and rural areas, New York State, USA, 1970
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1325
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
at home

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"How do you feel personally, how happy do you feel?"

Rated on a 5-step scale.
(Answer options not reported)
Classification:
M-FH-u-sq-v-5-c
Author's label:
Happiness
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.63 6.60
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

".........on satisfaction with overall life situation........"
(Full question not reported.)
Rated on ladder scale
[ 10  ]
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[       ]
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[   1  ]   

(verbal scale anchors not reported.)
Classification:
O-SLS-?-sq-l-10-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life in general
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.55 5.10

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Employed status Current employment status Welfare status Change in source of income
Welfare