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Berry & Williams (1987): study US Indiana 1986

Publication

Author(s):
Berry, R.E.; Williams, F.L.
Title:
Assessing the Relationship between Quality of Life and Marital and Income Satisfaction: A Path-Analytic Approach.
Source:
Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1987, Vol. 49, 107 -116

Investigation

Public:
Couples, Indiana, USA, 1986
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 265
Non Response:
36% of the eligibles
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Personal interview for one spouse + additional questionnaires for the other spouse and adolescent(s)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

.. satisfaction with quality of life . (full text not reported)
1  extremely dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
3  somewhat dissatisfied
4  mixed
5  somewhat satisfied
6  satisfied
7  extremely satisfied
Classification:
O-SQL-?-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with quality of life
Remarks:
% satisfied (6 or7):
- husbands 58%
- wives 63%
Page in publication:
110

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Personal management (magagement procedures) Household management
Current leadership behavior
Communication Intimacy with spouse Family income Household income Perceived future security Satisfaction with financial security
Attitudes to planning
Net worth Current possessions Value rank agreement Heterogeneity of marriage-partners
Similarity of own values with others
Similarity with spouse
Years married Length of current marriage Wife's employment status Employment of spouse
Work hours of spouce
Full-time vs part-time
Full-time home maker
Satisfaction with spouse Satisfaction with marriage
Own attitudes to spouse
Satisfaction with family income Satisfaction with income