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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 =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview , partly by phone

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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

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
Build environment
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 Years schooling Age Current age (in years) Family income Household income Male sex Sex: male (vs female) Remarriage Ever remarried Joint effects Summed socio-demographic + life-appraisals + social ties