Findings on happiness in Dixon et al. (1984): study US 1979

Author(s)Dixon, R.D.; Hepburn, M.J.; Lowery, R.C.; Sabella, J.C.
TitleFisherman's Wives: A Case Study of a Middle Atlantic Coastal Fishing Community.
SourceSex Roles, 1984, Vol. 10, 33 - 52
PublicFishermen and wives, and non-fishermen's wives controls, U.S.A., 1979
Collect period3
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Three non-probability purposive samples - 67 fishermen's wives - 167 non-fishermen's wives - 37 married fishermen
Respondents N =271
Non Response1 to 2%, mostly by absence
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Interrogation; both personal interview and questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: ".....personal standing on quality-of-life ladder..." (Full lead item not reported) [ 5 ] best possible [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] worst possible Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating (adapted version)
Author's labelQuality of life
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Being a Fishermen's wifeM04ab03dOccupation of spouse
Male sexG01aaSex (male vs female)