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Studies

Shehan (1984): study US 1982

Publication

Author(s):
Shehan, C.L.
Title:
Wives' Work and Psychological Well-Being: An Extension of Gove's Social Role Theory of Depression.
Source:
Sex Roles, 1984, Vol. 11, 881 - 899

Investigation

Public:
Working mothers of preschool children and non-working controls, USA, 198?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 184
Non Response:
0% interview 16% questionnaire
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Focused interview followed by a mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question :

All things considered, how satisfied are you with the way your life is these days ........?
1  not at all satisfied
2  somewhat satisfied
3  just so-so
4  pretty satisfied
5  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-c
Author's label:
Life-satisfaction

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Working mother Oneself-mother: works (vs not)