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Studies

Erbes & Hedderson (1985): study US 1968

Publication

Author(s):
Erbes, J.T.; Hedderson, J.J.
Title:
A Longitudinal Examination of the Separation/Divorce Proces.
Source:
Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1985, Vol. 11, 937 - 941

Investigation

Public:
Male heads of households, followed 4 years, USA, 1968-72
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 5060
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Yearly

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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)
Classification:
C-W-cy-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Contentment

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Married Recent divorce/separation Separation sequale Recent divorce/separation Recent separation/ divorce Recent divorce/separation