Erbes & Hedderson (1985): study US 1968
- Erbes, J.T.; Hedderson, J.J.
- A Longitudinal Examination of the Separation/Divorce Process.
- Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1985, Vol. 11, 937 - 941
- Male heads of households, followed 4 years, USA, 1968-72
- N = 5060
- Non Response
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Self report on open question:
Have you usually felt pretty sure your life would work out the way you want it to, or have there been times when you haven't been sure about it?
Responses scored afterwards on the following scale;
5 usually pretty sure
4 pretty sure, qualified
3 pro-con, sure sometimes, not sure of the times
2 (more) times when haven't been sure, qualified
1 (more) times when not very sure
This same question was asked every year 1968 - 1972
(American Panel Study on Income Dynamics)
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