Shichman & Cooper (1984): study US 1979


Shichman, S.; Cooper, E.
Life Satisfaction and Sex-Role Concept.
Sex Roles, 1984, Vol. 11, 227 - 240


Adults, students and churchmembers, USA, 197?
Non-probability chunk sample
N = 217
Non Response:
5,9 %
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Overall, how satisfied are you with your life.....?
4  very satisfied  
3  satisfied  
2  dissatisfied  
1  very dissatisfied.
Author's label:
General Satisfaction with Life
Observed distribution
1: 1%,   2: 24%,   3: 63%,   4: 11%   (total 99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
2.80 6.20

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with the most important aspects of life Most important aspects of life Divergence between actual and preferred workstatus Satisfaction with current employment status
Realization of employment goals
Sex Role Gender-role attitudes Divergence real and ideal sex- role Gender-role attitudes
Perceived realization of specific life-goals
Role conflict
Real-ideal congruence
Satisfaction with marriage Satisfaction with marriage Satisfaction with homemaking Satisfaction with home-making Satisfaction with financial situation Satisfaction with financial situation Satisfaction with leisure-time activities Satisfaction with leisure activities Satisfaction with community activities Satisfaction with organizational participation Satisfaction with relations with relatives Satisfaction with close adult relatives Satisfaction with relations with friends Satisfaction with friends Satisfaction with achieving goals Perceived realization of life-goal set
O-SL by C-RW
Successful (vs failure)
Satisfaction derived from occupation Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Satisfaction with parenting Satisfaction with parenting Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction derivedfrom sports Satisfaction with sporting Satisfaction derived from uncertainties about way of life Predictable (vs uncertain) Satisfaction with conflicts among various aspects Wished other life Satisfaction with various domains of life Satisfaction with multiple domains of life Education level Level of school-education Income level Household income Male sex Sex (male vs female) Married Married state (compared to non-married states) White race Ethnic status in the USA