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Studies

Holland-Benin & Cable-Nienstedt (1985): study US 1978

Publication

Author(s):
Holland-Benin, M.; Cable-Nienstedt, B.
Title:
Happiness in Single- and Dual-Earner Families: The Effects of Marital Happiness, Job Satisfaction, and Life Cycle.
Source:
Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1985, Vol. 47, 975 -984

Investigation

Public:
Married persons, non-institutionalized, USA, 1978-83
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3050
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how happy would you say you are? Are you......?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not so happy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-3-h
Author's label:
Happiness
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 7%,   2: 54.7%,   3: 38.3%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.30 4.40

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Workstatus of wife Employment of spouse Work status Full-time home maker Marital happiness Satisfaction with marriage Stage of life cycle Family career (family life-cycle) Education Level of school-education Job satisfaction Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole