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Davis (1929): study US 1925

Publication

Author(s):
Davis, K.B.
Title:
Factors in the Sex Life of Twenty-Two Hundred Women.
Source:
Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1929, New York, USA

Investigation

Public:
Female college graduates, USA, 192?
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 1200
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Do you consider your life as a whole..
4  happy
3  fairly happy
2  neither happy nor unhappy (neutral)
1  unhappy

Neutral option presented last
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-l
Page in publication:
90
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 4.2%,   2: 7.1%,   3: 10.4%,   4: 78.3%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.63 6.63
SD:
0.79 0.96
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Do you consider your life as a whole..
4  satisfactory
3  fairly satisfactory
2  neither (neutral)
1 unsatisfactory

Neutral option presented last
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-l
Author's label:
life considerded as a whole
Page in publication:
90
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.2%,   2: 21.7%,   3: 13.4%,   4: 63.7%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.40 7.41
SD:
0.86 1.54
Full text:
Self report on single question:

Do you consider your life as a whole as successful?
4  successful
3  fairly successful
2  neither successful nor unsuccessful (neutral)
1  unsuccessful
Classification:
C-A-u-sq-v-4-b
Page in publication:
90
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 6.1%,   2: 11.9%,   3: 16.9%,   4: 65.1%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.41 7.40
SD:
0.92 1.69

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding homosexual feelings Earlier sexual behavior
Homo-sexual
opinion as to necessity of sex intercourse Attitudes to one's sex-life sex feeling, sex desire Current sex-life