Findings on happiness in Henggeler & Borduin (1981): study US 1981

Author(s)Henggeler, S.W.; Borduin, C.M.
TitleSatisfied Working Mothers and their Preschool Sons: Interaction and Psychosocial Adjustment.
SourceJournal of Family Issues, 1981, Vol. 2, 322 - 335
PublicMarried mothers of 4 year old sons, USA, 1981
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability quota sample from intact families, white working/non-working mothers of 4 year old sons selected by director of preschool children attended preschool in the past two years during which time mothers had not changed employment status
Respondents N =28
Non Response?
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Behavioral observation at home and at the university, questionnaire afterwards
General remarksWorking and non-working mothers did not differ, regarding their social class, father's absence, family size, family psychiatric history, verbal IQ of mothers of child, birth order of child, age of child, sex, school child enrolled, maternal role satisfaction
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textTime sampling of happy behaviors Frequency of positive affect shown during two 20 minute sessions of mother child interaction (both play and command situation) both at home and in a laboratory. Sessions were video recorded and rated afterwards
Author's labelPositive affect
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Working motherF02af01Oneself-mother: works (vs not)