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Studies

Gwanfogbe et al. (1970): study CM 1965

Publication

Author(s):
Gwanfogbe, P.N.; Furrow, J.L.; Schumm, W.R.; Smith, M.
Title:
Polygyny and Marital Life Satisfaction: An Exploratory Study from Rural Cameroon.
Source:
Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 1970, Vol. 28, 55 - 71

Investigation

Public
Mothers of young child, rural areas, Cameroon, 196?
Sample
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
37%
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Are you happy with your life?
2  yes
1  no
-   don't know
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Wife order Own position in household
Position in polygamous marriage
Marital satisfaction Satisfaction with marriage Husband's supportiveness Shared household-tasks
Support by spouse
Housing Quality of current dwelling Household equipment Current possessions Literacy Literacy Education Years schooling Age of mother Current age (in years) Age of husband Current characteristics of spouse Number of children living Number of children