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Studies

Weingarten (1985): study US 1976

Publication

Author(s):
Weingarten, H.R.
Title:
Marital Status and Well-Being: A National Study Comparing First-Married, Currently Divorced and Remarried Adults.
Source:
Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1985, Vol. 47, 653 - 662

Investigation

Public:
21+ aged whites, first married; divorced and remarried, USA, 1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1452
Non Response:
36%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview at home

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's label:
Happiness
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general how satisfying do you find the way you are spending your life these days. Would you call it.....?
3  completely satisfying
2  pretty satisfying
1  not very satisfying
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Divorce Married vs divorced Remarriage after divorce Recent re-marriage