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Studies

Glenn (1975): study US 1971

Publication

Author(s):
Glenn, N.D.
Title:
Psychological Well-Being in the Postparental Stage: Some Evidence from National Surveys.
Source:
Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1975, Vol. 37, 105 -110

Investigation

Public:
35-65 aged mothers, non-institutionalized, USA, 1971
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 319
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single  question:

Thinking of your life as you live it day by day, which of these statements best expresses the way you feel?
3  Mostly I enjoy life, although at times I just go through the days.
2  Half of the time I enjoy life, and half of the time I just go     through  the days.
1  Sometimes I enjoy life, but most of the time I just go through the days.


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Classification:
M-TH-g-sq-v-3-b
Author's label:
Psychological well-being
Page in publication:
107

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Postparental stage Leaving home of children (empty nest)
Children in the household