Findings on happiness in Godoy-Izquierdo et al. (2009): study ES 2004

Publication
Author(s)Godoy-Izquierdo, D.; Godoy, J.F.; Martinez, A.
TitleBalance Afectivo en Hombres y Mujeres: Implicaciones de la Edad y el Sexo. (Affect Balance amon Men and Women: Implications of Age and Sex).
SourceBehavioral Psychology/Psicologia Conductual, 2009, Vol. 17, 299 - 319
URLhttps://www.thefreelibrary.com/Balance+afectivo+en+hombres+y+mujeres%3A+implicaciones+de+la+edad+y+el...-a0314254938
Investigation
PublicPregnant and nonpregnant women, Granada, Spain, 200?
 201 nonpregnant women 18-65 yr (M= 34,12, SD= 13,62), already mothers (50,2%) or not (49,8%). Mainly from Granada (Andalusia, SP) Single, no couple: 30,5%; in <3 yr relationship: 10%; in >3 yr relationship: 49%; separated\divorced: 6%; widow: 4,5% Primary school: 31,2%; high school: 22,6%; vocational training: 18,6%; university studies: 27,9% Student: 26,4%; employed: 38,8%; unemployed: 11,9%; housework: 22,9% Family monthly income: < 1000e: 27,7%; 1000-2000e: 55,4%; 2000-3000: 15,4%; >3000e: 1,5% Perceived health status (0-10): M= 7,8 SD= 1,58 Major vital event: 10,3% Illness: 14,5% Medication\therapy (among those ill): 89,7% 196 pregnant women 18-43 yr (M= 29,84, SD= 6,46), already mothers (39.3%) or first child (60,7%). Mainly from Granada & Málaga (Andalusia, SP) 1st trimester: 34,7%, 2nd trimester: 41,8%, 3rd trimester: 23% (unknown: 0,5%) Wanted (planned or unplanned) pregnancy: 80,1%; Unwanted (planned or unplanned) pregnancy: 18,9% (N= 37) (unknown: 1%) Healthy pregnancy: 93,4%; Risky pregnancy: 5,6% (unknown: 1%) Pregnancy complaints: No disconfort during pregnancy: 31,6%; low to moderate disconfort: 49,5%; high, recurrent or severe disconfort: 16,8% (unknown: 2%) Single, no couple: 1,5%; in <3 yr relationship: 25,5%; in >3 yr relationship: 70,9%; separated\divorced: 1,5% (unknown: 0,5%) No formal education: 1,5%; primary school: 8,2%; high school: 29,6%; vocational training: 23%; university studies: 37,2%; other: 0,5% Student: 14,8%; employed: 43,4%; unemployed: 14,8%; housework: 26,5% (unknown: 0,5%) Family monthly income: < 1000e: 15,3%; 1000-2000e: 49%; 2000-3000: 33,2%; >3000e: 2% (unknown: 0,5%) Perceived health status (0-10): M= 7,34 SD= 1,64 Illness (others than normal complaints in pregnancy; others than risk for miscarriage): 7,7% Medication\therapy (others than normal prescriptions in pregnancy): 6,1%
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Participants were ramdomly recruited from hospitals, gynecology and obstetrics health centres and pregnancy education centres. Mainly but not exclusively from cities and provinces of Granada and Málaga (Andalusia, Spain). Voluntary participation after giving them information about the study. Consent form signed
Respondents N =397
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaires handed out in community settings and completed at the instant
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf-reported single question: How happy do you feel currently, in the last few days or weeks? 0 very unhappy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very happy
ClassificationM-FH-c-sq-n-11-b
Author's labelCurrent happiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.407.40
Standard deviation1.811.81


Full textSelf reported single question: How happy do you usually feel, along your life? 0 very unhappy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very happy This question is preceded by the following question: How happy do you feel currently, in the last few days or weeks?
ClassificationM-FH-g-sq-n-11-c
Author's labelGeneral happiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.617.61
Standard deviation1.451.45


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
PregnancyB03ac03bPregnant