Findings on happiness in Wilson et al. (1975): study US 1973

Author(s)Wilson, K.L.; Curtis, R.L.; McAdams, D.C.; Zurcher, L.A.
TitleStepfathers and Stepchildren: An Exploratory Analysis from Two National Surveys.
SourceJournal of Marriage and the Family, 1975, Vol. 37, 526 -536
Public18+ aged, USA
Survey nameNot available
 National Opinion Research Centre (NORC) of the University of Chicago.
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =1500
 43 resondents reared by a natural mother and a stepfather (SF); 1174 respondents reared by both natural parents (NF); total sample was 1500.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentNot available
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
Author's labelEstimate of general happiness
Page in publication531
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Reared in stepfather family (vs not)F01aa01Earlier family situation