Findings on happiness in Chiriboga & Thurnher (1980): study US 1976

Author(s)Chiriboga, D.A.; Thurnher, M.
TitleMarital Lifestyles and Adjustment to Separation.
SourceJournal of Divorce, 1980, Vol. 3, 379 - 390
PublicRecently seperated, San Francisco and Almeda, USA, 1976
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 At random sample from county clerk records of persons who had filed for divorce. Excluded were respondents under age of 20, those who had been married less than six months, and the spouse of chosen respondents.
Respondents N =298
Non Response50 %
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksSame study also reported in CHIRI 1982
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How happy are you currently.....? 1 very happy 2 pretty happy 3 not too happy
Author's labelOverall happiness
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Préseparation marital lifestyleshow  Characteristics of earlier marriage-relationship(s)