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Studies

Cargan (1980): study US Ohio 1980

Publication

Author(s):
Cargan, L.
Title:
Happiness is Being Married.
Source:
Paper, Presented at Conference North Central Sociological Association, Wright State University, 1980, USA,

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, Dayton, Ohio, USA, 198?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 400
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

"How happy are you most of the time ...?"
1  very unhappy
2  moderately unhappy
3  neither unhappy nor happy
4  moderately happy
5  very happy
Classification:
M-TH-g-sq-v-5-d
Author's label:
Happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Married vs divorced or never married Married vs will-full unmarried (never married + divorced) Married vs. never married Married vs never married Married vs. divorced Married vs divorced