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Studies

Else-Quest et al. (2005): study US 1992

Publication

Author(s):
Else-Quest, N.M.; DeLamater, J.; Hyde, J.S.
Title:
Context Counts: Long-Term Sequelae of Premarital Intercourse of Abstinence.
Source:
Journal of Sex Research, 2005, Vol. 42, 102 - 112

Investigation

Public:
18-59 aged, USA, 1992
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 3425
Non Response:
21.4 %
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Generally, how happy have you been with your personal life during the past 12 month?
1  unhappy most of the time
2  sometimes fairly unhappy
3  generally satisfied, pleased
4  very happy most of the time
5  extremely happy
Classification:
O-HL-cy-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
6,14
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.1%,   2: 10.2%,   3: 29%,   4: 41.1%,   5: 16.7%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.58
SD:
0.98

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Education Level of school-education Age Current age (in years) Alcohol consumption in the past year Use of alcohol Sexe Sex (male vs female) First sex pre-marital Earlier sexual behavior Age at first sex Earlier sexual behavior Context of first sexual experience Earlier sexual behavior