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Studies

Ferree (1984): study US 1971

Publication

Author(s):
Ferree, M.M.
Title:
Class, Housework and Happiness: Women's Work and Life Satisfaction.
Source:
Sex Roles, 1984, Vol. 11, 1057 - 1074

Investigation

Public:
White married women, USA, 1971-76
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 2541
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

We have talked about various parts of your life, now I want to ask you about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days.....?
7  completely satisfied
6
5
4  neutral
3
2
1  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
NB: reversed coding in paper : 1 = completely satisfied, 7 = completely dissatisfied
Page in publication:
1062
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.81
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:
Happiness
Remarks:
codes are reversed in paper: 1 = very happy, 3 = not too happy
Page in publication:
1063
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.70

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Husband's job status Current socio-economic status Housewife Full-time home maker
Oneself-mother: works (vs not)
Time pressure Perceived time-pressure Social desirability Approval seeking Age Current age (in years) Number of children Number of children Size of place Community size Having children < age 6 Age of children Education Years schooling Family income Household income Present or last job status Current socio-economic status