Findings on happiness in Ferree (1980): study US 1974

Author(s)Ferree, M.M.
TitleWorking Class Feminism: A Consideration of the Consequences of Employment.
SourceThe Sociological Quarterly, 1980, Vol. 21, 173 - 184
PublicMothers, USA, 1974-75
 Second and third generation Irish and Italian, and recent Portuguese, Greek and Spanish speaking mothers with children in first or second grade from a Working class community in Eastern Massachusetts. All women were married and living with their husbands.
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =135
Non Response25%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksSame data also reported in FERRE 1976
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "In general, how satisfying do you find the way you're spending your life these days.....?" Rated on numerical scale (steps and labels not reported)
Author's labelSatisfaction with life
Page in publication177
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Feminist attitudesV02ac02Feminine value pattern
Personal relevance of feminismV02ac02Feminine value pattern