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Studies

Dixon et al. (1984): study US 1979

Publication

Author(s):
Dixon, R.D.; Hepburn, M.J.; Lowery, R.C.; Sabella, J.C.
Title:
Fisherman's Wives: A Case Study of a Middle Atlantic Coastal Fishing Community.
Source:
Sex Roles, 1984, Vol. 10, 33 - 52

Investigation

Public:
Fishermen and wives, and non-fishermen's wives controls, U.S.A., 1979
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 271
Non Response:
1 to 2%, mostly by absence
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Interrogation; both personal interview and questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

".....personal standing on quality-of-life ladder..."
(Full lead item not reported)
[ 5 ]  best possible
[ 4 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 2 ]
[ 1 ]  worst possible

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating (adapted version)
Classification:
C-BW-?-sq-l-5-a
Author's label:
Quality of life

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male sex Sex (male vs female) Being a Fishermen's wife Occupation of spouse