Findings on happiness in Nathawat & Mathur (1993): study IN 1988

Author(s)Nathawat, S.S.; Mathur, A.
TitleMarital Adjustment and Subjective Well-Being in Indian-Educated Housewives and Working Women.
SourceThe Journal of Psychology, 1993, Vol. 127, 353 - 358
PublicEducated Indian Women age 22-52 , India, 1989
 Minimum education level was graduation from college
Collect period6
Last assesment1989
Last collect period6
 June 1988 - June 1989
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =400
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on 19 questions: How many days in the past week have you felt A calm B contented C at ease D happy E excited F overjoyed G proud H fearful I anxious J restless K worried L blue M sad N lonely O outraged P mad Q angry R ashamed S embarrassed Rated 1 ; 7 Computation: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G)/7 - (H+I+J+K+L+M+N+O+P+Q+R+S)/12
Author's labelPositive and negative affect
Page in publication354
RemarksAffect Balance Score computed by WDH team, substracting Negative affect score from Positive affect. M = + 1,75 ( housewives +.2,51, working women +.0,98)
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -6 - 6On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
EmploymentE02ab01Full-time home maker