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Studies

Forrester (1980): study US San Diego County, California 1980

Publication

Author(s):
Forrester, N.G.
Title:
Factors Contributing to Life Satisfaction of Divorced Women.
Source:
Unpublished PhD Dissertation, 1980, Arizona State University, USA

Investigation

Public:
21-71 aged divorced women, San Diego, California, USA, 1980
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 70
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about your life as a whole.....?
7  delighted
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  mixed
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible

Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale'  (original version)
Classification:
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
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:
4.84 6.40
SD:
1.14
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
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:
4.87 6.50
SD:
1.23

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Job satisfaction_B Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Locus of control Inner locus of control Committed love relationship Steady love-relation Job satisfaction_A Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Level of income Personal income Level of assertiveness Assertive