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Studies

Kamp Dush & Amato (2005): study US 1992

Publication

Author(s):
Kamp Dush, C.M.; Amato, P.R.
Title:
Consequences of Relationship Status and Quality for Subjective Well-Being
Source:
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 2005, Vol.22, 607 - 627

Investigation

Public:
19+ aged, United States, 1992-97
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 691
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Overall, how happy would you say you are these days?
1  not very happy
2  pretty happy
3  very happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-af
Author's label:
General Life Happiness
Page in publication:
615
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.39 1.96
SD:
0.70 3.49

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Relationship Status Formally-married vs living-as-married
Married vs never married
Current love-life
Age Current age (in years) Female Sex (male vs female) Nonwhite Ethnic status in the USA Education Level of school-education Relationship happiness Attitudes to one's love-life Self-esteem Evaluation of self-as-a-whole Distress symptoms Scores on symptom inventories Life satisfaction Satisfaction with multiple domains of life