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Studies

Gubrium (1974): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Gubrium, J.F.
Title:
Marital Desolation and the Evaluation of Everyday Life in Old Age.
Source:
Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1974, Vol. 38, 107 -113

Investigation

Public:
Aged persons, Detroit, USA, 197?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 210
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

On the whole, how satisfied would you say you are with your way of life today? Would you say you are........?
3  very satisfied
2  fairly satisfied
1  not satisfied
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-b
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All in all, how much UNhappiness would you say you find in life today? Would you say…?
3   almost none
2   some unhappiness
1   great unhappiness
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-bb
Author's label:
Happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Married vs never married Married vs never married Married vs widowed Married vs widowed Married vs divorced Married vs divorced Never married vs widowed Vs widowed Never married vs divorced Vs divorced Widowed vs divorced Vs divorced Continuity in marital status Life-change career
Earlier marital transitions