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Wright (1978): study US 1971

Publication

Author(s):
Wright, J.D.
Title:
Are Working Women Really More Satisfied? Evidence from Several National Surveys.
Source:
Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1978, Vol. 40, 301 -373

Investigation

Public:
White married women, USA, 1971-76
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2541
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

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
Remarks:
Range 1-3:  1971   M'= 2.36
            1972   M'= 2.28
            1973   M'= 2.41
            1974   M'= 2.40
            1975   M'= 2.34
            1976   M'= 2.32
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

We have talked about various parts of your life, now I want to ask you about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days.....?
7  completely satisfied
6
5
4  neutral
3
2
1  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.85 8.10
SD:
1.07

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding In laborforce Full-time home maker Social class 'Objective' socio-economic status