Findings on happiness in Schilmoeller et al. (1991): study US 1991

Author(s)Schilmoeller, G.L.; Baranowski, M.D.; Higgins, B.S.
TitleLong -Term Support and Personal Adjustment of Adolescent and Older Mothers.
SourceAdolescence, 1991, Vol. 26, 787 - 796
PublicMothers, followed 1 year postpartum, USA, 1991
 Adolescent and older mothers interviewed 1, 6 and 12 months postpartum.
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =44
 there are two groups is this research: - a) 19 adolecent and b) 25 older mothers - age: a) mean age=17.8, range=15-19 years; b) mean age=25.9, range=21-34 years - eduactions: a)10.6 years; b) 13.8 years - mpnthly incomes: a) $617; b) $2,059 - breastfeed their infants: a) 32%; b)68% - moved time during the years(mean): a) 1.5 moves; b) 0.4moves - married: a) 21%; b)72% - childbirth preparation classes: a)47%; b)68% - 74% adolescent mothers lived with kin; 80% older mothers lived with their infant's father.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 at home
General remarksYear unreported, assumed to be 1991 T1: one month postpartum T2: six months postpartum T3: twelve months postpartum
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 2 questions .. Overall satisfaction with life .. A .. yesterday B . today.. Full text and response options not reported
Page in publication791
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Perceived Family SupportS10aa01aEarlier satisfaction with social support received
Perceived Family SupportS10ac03Satisfaction with social support received, also classified as above ↑
Quality of InteractionS06aa01bEarlier satisfaction with personal contacts
Quality of InteractionS06ac04Satisfaction with personal contacts, also classified as above ↑
Total InteractionsS06abCurrent contacts
Total InteractionsS06aa01aEarlier amount of personal contacts, also classified as above ↑