Findings on happiness in Newman & Langer (1981): study US 1976 /1

Author(s)Newman, H.M.; Langer, E.J.
TitlePost-Divorce Adaptation and the Attribution of Responsibility.
SourceSex Roles, 1981, Vol. 7, 223 - 232
PublicRecently divorced women, followed six months, New York City, USA, 198?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability accidental sample of recently divorced women recruited by local advertizing or bulletins in community centers. Subjects were of lower and middle-class background ranging in age from 24 to 57. Divorced 1 to 3 years ago.
Respondents N =66
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Lowly structured, administered at home. Follow-up 6 m. later
General remarksPilot study, see also NEWMA 1981/1. Follow-up by telephone six months after questionnaires were filled out
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: " .....happiness......." (Full text not reported) Rated on a 100 step bi-polar scale
Author's labelHappiness
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Full textSelfreport in diary: Ss kept a structured diary for 10 days. These diaries were scored for happiness by two blind raters. Scoring options: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Scale labels not reported Summation: ?
Author's labelHappiness
Error estimatesReliability: Interrater reliability: r=.71 Validity:
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