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Studies

Dosch (1979): study US 1977

Publication

Author(s):
Dosch, M.F.
Title:
Child Abuse: A Comparison of Physical Abusers, Sexual Abusers, and Non-Abusers on Perceived Locus of Control, Self-Acceptance and Avowed Happiness.
Source:
Doctoral Dissertation, University of Oregon, 1994, USA

Investigation

Public:
Parents, abusing and non-abusing, Oregon, USA, 197?
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 34
Non Response:
234 questionn. given to case-workers, 76 actually sent out
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's label:
Avowed happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Child abuse Abuse by parents Perceived locus of control Inner locus of control Self-acceptance Evaluation of self-as-a-whole