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Studies

Spruijt (1997): study NL 1992

Publication

Author(s):
Spruijt, E.
Title:
Stepfamily Lifestyles and Adolecent Well-Being in the Netherlands.
Source:
Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 1997, Vol. 26, 137 -153

Investigation

Public:
12 - 24 aged children of divorce, 1992, The Netherlands
Sample:
Probability systematic sample
Respondents:
N = 114
Non Response:
26,1 %
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
And questionnaire. One of the parents of the youngstres is also interviewed to determine stepfamily lifestyle

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

'We would like to know how you are feeling?
0  very bad
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 very good
Classification:
A-AOL-u-sq-l-11-a
Author's label:
Psychological well-being, mental health
Page in publication:
145
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.83 7.83

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Stepfamily Lifestyle Family climate (earlier for adults, current for young) time since (step)family formation Recent change in family situation either stepmother or stepfather Family composition (earlier for adults, current for young) frequency of contact with nonresident parent Relations with parents
Presence of parents
social class stepfamily Socio-economic background (earlier for adults, current for young) age Age difference among young people boys/girls Sex (male vs female) educational level of youngster Level of school-education