Findings on happiness in Dosch (1979): study US 1977

Publication
Author(s)Dosch, M.F.
TitleChild Abuse: A Comparison of Physical Abusers, Sexual Abusers, and Non-Abusers on Perceived Locus of Control, Self-Acceptance and Avowed Happiness.
SourceDoctoral Dissertation, University of Oregon, 1994, USA
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/dosch_fm_1979.pdf
Investigation
PublicParents, abusing and non-abusing, Oregon, USA, 197?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Non-probability purposive contrasting samples of parents: Childabusers selected by social workers. Non-abusers gathered from various organizations and matched with abusers for sex, age of (abused)child, sex of child, S.E.S, marital status and employment status
Respondents N =34
 (17 child-abusers and 17 non-abusers)
Non Response234 questionn. given to case-workers, 76 actually sent out
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
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
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's labelAvowed happiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
Scores in123
%15.050.035.0

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Child abuseF01ae01Abuse by parents
Perceived locus of controlP05bpInner locus of control
Self-acceptanceS02ad02Evaluation of self-as-a-whole