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Studies

Williams (2003): study US 1986

Publication

Author(s):
Williams, K.
Title:
Has the Future of Marriage Arrived? A Contemporary Examination of Gender, Marriage, and Psychological Well-Being.
Source:
Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 2003, Vol. 44, 470 - 487

Investigation

Public:
24+ aged, USA, followed 1986-1994
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 2348
Non Response:
n=723 in 1989 and 1994.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Now please think about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with it? Are you..
5  completely satisfied
4  very satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  not very satisfied
1  not at all satisfied
-   don't know
-   no answer
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I
Author's label:
Life statisfaction
Page in publication:
474

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change in marital status Recent entering of marriage
Recent re-marriage
Recent divorce/separation
Recent widowhood
Continuity in marital status Recent change in marital status
Married state (compared to non-married states)
Male sexe Sex (male vs female) Marital harmony Satisfaction with marriage Marital stress Tensions in relationship