Findings on happiness in Fine-Davis et al. (2002): study ZZ Europe 2000

Publication
Author(s)Fine-Davis, M.; Clarke, H.; Fagnani, J.; Giovannini, D.; Hojgaard, L.
TitleFathers and Mothers: Dillemmas of the Work-Life Balance. A Comparitive Study in Four European Countries.
SourceKluwer, 2004, Social Indicators Research Series, Volume 21, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Investigation
PublicDual career parents in four European cities, 200?
 Dual career parents with at least one child under six in Bologna, Copenhagen, Dublin and Paris
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
 Stratified by sexe, socio-economic status and employment (public/private). Respondents were located though employers
Respondents N =400
 100 in each city
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 In the workplace
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Overall, how satisfied are you with your life in general? 1 very dissatisfied 2 dissatisfied 3 somewhat dissatisfied 4 somewhat satisfied 5 satisfied 6 very satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-g-sq-v-6-a
Author's labelSatisfaction with life in general
Page in publication195, 289
RemarksM = France 4,6; Italy 4,9; Denmark 5,4; Ireland 5,1
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 6On range 0 - 10
Mean4.998.11
Standard deviation0.871.39

Scores in123456
%0.30.83.320.645.229.9

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Acceptability of bringing child to work (colleages)show  Demands in work
Acceptability of bringing child to work (managers)show  Demands in work
Acceptability of leaving earlier/arriving later (colleagues)show  Demands in work
Acceptability of leaving earlier/arriving later (managers)show  Demands in work
Actual flexibility at workshow  Demands in work
Amount of domestic/childcare helpshow  Household help
Difficulty combining work and family lifeshow  Demands in work
Difficulty combining work and family lifeshow  Satisfaction with parenting, also classified as above ↑
Family friendly policies in workplaceshow  Demands in work
How well colleagues take account of childcare responsibilitiesshow  Demands in work
How well employer takes account of childcare responsibilitiesshow  Demands in work
How well supervisor takes account of childcare responsibilitiesshow  Demands in work
Length of commuting timeshow  Distance to work
Length of partner's commuting timeshow  Distance to work
Length of partner's commuting timeshow  Work conditions of spouse, also classified as above ↑
Length of partner's work weekshow  Work conditions of spouse
Length of work weekshow  Size of current job
Number of shared household tasksshow  Shared household-tasks
Perceived expectations about overworkshow  Demands in work
Perceived pressure to put job ahead of family/personal lifeshow  Demands in work
Perceived resentment when men take extended leave for childcareshow  Demands in work
Perceived resentment when women take extended leave for childcareshow  Demands in work
Potential flexibility at workshow  Demands in work
Preference for more personal timeshow  Satisfaction with time-use
Preference for more time with familyshow  Attitudes to family of procreation
Preference for more time with familyshow  Satisfaction with time-use, also classified as above ↑
Problems with childcare arrangementsshow  Demands in work
Satisfaction with childcare arrangementsshow  Satisfaction division of household-work
Satisfaction with childcare arrangementsshow  Satisfaction with parenting, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with family lifeshow  Attitudes to family-life
Satisfaction with healthshow  Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with relationship with spouse/partnershow  Satisfaction with marriage
Satisfaction with workshow  Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Sexeshow  Current nation of residence
Sexeshow  Sex (male vs female), also classified as above ↑
View on men in work-family programsshow  Demands in work
View on women in work-family programsshow  Demands in work