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Studies

Schaefer & Burnett (1987): study US NorthCarolina 1980

Publication

Author(s):
Schaefer, E.S.; Burnett, C.K.
Title:
Stability and Predictability of Quality of Women's Marital Relationship and Demoralization.
Source:
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1987, Vol. 53, 1129 - 1136

Investigation

Public:
Mothers of young children, followed 3 years, N.Carolina, USA, 1980-83
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 51
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured Interviews at home, both at T1 and T2 (3 year lag)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

Here is a picture of a ladder. The '10' at the top of the ladder means the best possible life you can imagine. The '0' at the bottom of the ladder means the worst possible life you can imagine. On which place of the ladder is your life as a whole?
Please mark the number that best corresponds with how you feel about your life now.
10  the best life I can imagine
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0   the worst life I can imagine
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-d
Author's label:
Cantril ladder
Page in publication:
1131
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Which (of the faces) best described how you feel about your life as a whole?
7  completely happy
6
5
4  neither happy nor unhappy
3
2
1  completely unhappy
Classification:
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a
Author's label:
Faces scale
Page in publication:
1131

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Quality of marital relationship Current characteristics of marriage-relationship
Characteristics of earlier marriage-relationship(s)
Characteristics of later marriage-relationship(s)