Findings on happiness in Crnic et al. (1983): study US 1981

Author(s)Crnic, K.A.; Basham, R.B.; Greenberg, M.T.; Ragozin, A.S.; Robinson, N.M.
TitleEffects of Stress and Social Support on Mothers and Premature and Fullterm Infants.
SourceChild Development, 1983, Vol. 54, 209 - 217
Public16-42 aged mothers with newborns, Seattle, USA, 197?
 year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
 All infants born at, or immediately transferred to, the University of Washington Hospital.
Respondents N =105
 52 premature infants (<38 weeks gestiation, <1800g birth weight); 53 full-term infants (39-42 weeks gestiation, >2500g birth weight); newborns did not have gross neurological or physical impairments
Non Response30%
 During hospital stay mothers were invited to participate in 2 year follow-up. Acceptance rates were 78% for mothers of premature and 62% for full-term infants.
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 structured 1,5 hour home interview when infant was home from hospital 1 month
General remarksAFFECT measure is not included in this excerpt due to aggregation of valid and invalid measures
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "........satisfaction with life........" (Full question not reported) 1 very dissatisfied 2 a little dissatisfied 3 neither dissatisfied nor satisfied 4 well satisfied 5 completely satisfied
Author's labelGeneral Life Satisfaction of Mother
Page in publication210, 211
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Social supportshow  Amount of current support received
Social supportshow  Sources of current support, also classified as above ↑
Stressshow  Burden of current life-events