Findings on happiness in Hetherington et al. (1976): study US 1974

Author(s)Hetherington, E.M.; Cox, M.; Cox, R.
TitleDivorced Fathers.
SourceThe Family Coordinator, 1976, Vol. 25, 417 - 428
PublicParents, followed 3 years, USA, 197?-7?
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability, quota sample, divorced parents and their preschool child. Divorced parents were indentified and contacted through court and lawyers records.Controls, selected from parents with child of same nursery school.
Respondents N =96
Non Response33 %
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Observation, interview and questionnaire (daily record)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport in focused interview: Interviews on life after divorce, in which happiness and life-satisfaction were items. Content analysis of taped records by two raters. Rated instructions not reported Ratings made on a 5 steps scale. (Rating scale not reported)
Author's labelHappiness and satisfaction
Error estimatesReliability: interrater reliability: r=+.81 Validity:
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
MarriedM02aa03Married vs divorced
RemarriageM01ab01cRecent re-marriage
Sexual intercourseS03ab01Sexual activity
Time since divorcedL06ab02Specific current life-events