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Studies

Kiecolt & Acock (1990): study US 1980

Publication

Author(s):
Kiecolt, K.J.; Acock, A.C.
Title:
Childhood Family Structure and Adult Psychological Well-Being of Black Americans.
Source:
Sociological Spectrum, 1990, Vol. 10, 169 - 186

Investigation

Public:
18 + aged; Blacks, USA, 198?
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 1911
Non Response:
33%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview by Black interviewer

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general, how satisfied are you with your life these days....?"
4  very satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-c-sq-v-4-b
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Remarks:
percentages not reported
Page in publication:
176
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.03
SD:
0.83

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Family composition:live w. parents vs.live w. mother Number of parents (broken home) family composition:live w. parents vs. mother and stepfather Number of parents (broken home) family composition:live w. parents vs. other Number of parents (broken home) family composition:live w. parents vs. grandparents Number of parents (broken home) mothers education Parents education respondent's education 'Objective' socio-economic status respondent's income 'Objective' socio-economic status age Current age (in years) sex Sex (male vs female) Married vs. not married Married state (compared to non-married states) result all variables Summed effect of earlier conditions
Earlier life (antecedents of happiness)
Earlier family situation
Socio-demographic + life-events