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Studies

White (1979): study US 1977

Publication

Author(s):
White, L.K.
Title:
Sex Differentials in the Effect of Remarriage on Global Happiness.
Source:
Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1979, Vol. 41, 869 -876

Investigation

Public:
Adult, general public,, USA, 1977
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1085
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview , partly by phone

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how would you say you are these days?  Would you say you are..........?
3   very happy
2   pretty happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad
Author's label:
Global happiness
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.40 7.00

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Communication with spouse Intimacy with spouse Treatened separation Earlier characteristics of current marriage-relationship Satisfaction with spare time use Satisfaction with leisure activities Satisfaction with present residence Satisfaction with housing Liking of neigh- berhood Attitude to neighborhood Financial prospects Income expectations Number of close relatives Number of relatives Number of close friends Number of close friends Number of organiza- tional memberships Membership of voluntary organizations Working Current employment status Voted in last two years Voting Education Level of school-education Age Current age (in years) Family income Household income Male sex Sex (male vs female) Remarriage Ever remarried Joint effects Socio-demographic + life-appraisals + social ties