Findings on happiness in Marini (1976): study US 1963

Author(s)Marini, M.M.
TitleDimensions of Marriage Happiness: A research note
SourceJournal of Marriage and the Family, 1976, Vol. 38, 443 - 447
PublicMarried persons, metropolitan areas, USA, 1963
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Area cluster sample, consisting of married individuals (half of whom were husbands and half wives) selected from a probability sample of four communities, two within the Detroit metropolitan area, one from the Chicago metropolitan area and one from the Washington metropolitan area; a fifth sample from the ten largest metropolitan areas in the USA was also included.
Respondents N =3934
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Highly structured
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
Author's labelOverall happiness
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Marital companionshipshow  Shared activities
Marital satisfactionsshow  Shared activities
Marital happinessshow  Satisfaction with marriage
Marital tensionsshow  Tensions in relationship