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Studies

Joshi (1996): study GB 1991

Publication

Author(s):
Joshi, H.
Title:
Combining Employment and Child Rearing: The Story of British Women's Lives.
Source:
Offer, A.;Ed.: "In Pursuit of the Quality of Life", Oxford University Press, 1996, UK, 88 - 118

Investigation

Public:
33 year aged women and husbands, Great Britain,1991
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 10622
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
With questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is a scale from 0 to 10. On it, "0" means that you are completely dissatisfied and "10 " means that you are completely satisfied. Please ring ONE number to show just how dissatisfied or satisfied you are about the way your life has turned out so far
0  completely dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLC-h-sq-n-11-bb
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Based on Women N = 5461, M = 7,5, SD = 1,7. Men N = 5156 M = 7,3 SD = 1,6
Page in publication:
108
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.40
SD:
0.10

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Employment vs unemployed Current employment status Parental status Current parental status Employment status Current employment status
Full-time vs part-time
Full-time home maker
Employment status of partner Employment of spouse