Findings on happiness in Faver (1982): study US 1977

Publication
Author(s)Faver, C.A.
TitleLife Satisfaction and the Life-Cycle: The Effects of Values and Roles on Women's Well-Being.
SourceSociology and Social Research, 1982, Vol. 66, 435 - 452
Investigation
Public22-64 aged women, USA, 1977
 Women who contacted the Center for Continuing Education of Women (CEW) in the years 1964-1973
Survey nameNot available
 Center for Continuing Education of Women
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Overrepresentation of white, married, educated and affluent women (as compared to national probability sample)
Respondents N =1120
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfrepiort on single question: I think of my life as interesting and satisfying 1 disagree 2 mostly agree 3 neither agree or disagree 4 mostly agree 5 agree
ClassificationO-V-c-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication440, 447
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean4.11
Standard deviation0.06


Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Age groupshow  Stage of life
Career Value Orientationshow  Attitudes to current life-goals
Career Value Orientationshow  Domain-specific value-preferences, also classified as above ↑
Career Value Orientationshow  Gender-role attitudes, also classified as above ↑
Career Value Orientationshow  Perceived sources of one's own happiness, also classified as above ↑
Career Value Orientationshow  Work values, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusshow  Current employment status
Employment statusshow  Full-time home maker, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusshow  Full-time vs part-time, also classified as above ↑
Family Value Orientationshow  Attitude to having children
Family Value Orientationshow  Attitudes to family of procreation, also classified as above ↑
Family Value Orientationshow  Domain-specific value-preferences, also classified as above ↑
Family Value Orientationshow  Gender-role attitudes, also classified as above ↑
Life cycle groupshow  Age of children
Life cycle groupshow  Current parental status, also classified as above ↑
Life cycle groupshow  Married vs never married, also classified as above ↑
Life cycle groupshow  Stage of life, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Married vs never married