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Studies

Cargan & Whitehurst (1990): study US 1985

Publication

Author(s):
Cargan, L.; Whitehurst, R.N.
Title:
Adjustment Differences in the Divorced and the Redivorced.
Source:
Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 1990, Vol. 14, 49 - 78

Investigation

Public:
Divorced, members of singles organization Dayton, Ohio, USA, 1985
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 249
Non Response:
75%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all together: would you say you are?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-3-e
Author's label:
Happiness
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 22%,   2: 63%,   3: 15%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.93
SD:
0.61

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male sex Sex (male vs female) Redivorced Ever divorced/separated