Findings on happiness in Chiriboga & Cutler (1977): study US 1977

Author(s)Chiriboga, D.A.; Cutler, L.
TitleStress Responses among Divorcing Men and Women.
SourceJournal of Divorce, 1977, Vol. 1, 95 - 106
PublicRecently divorced, California, USA,1977
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Random sample of 96 men and 156 women, who have been married longer than 1 year, only one member of a divorced pair was selected.
Respondents N =252
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Interview with both structured and open questions
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all together: how happy would you say you are? Would you say you are? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
Author's labelPsychological Well-being.
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Full textSelfreport on 8 questions. "During the past week, did you ever feel.....?" A very lonely B restless C bored D depressed E on top of the world F excited or interested G pleased about accomplishment H proud Answer options: 1 never 2 once 3 several times 4 often Summation: -Positive Affect Score (PAS): E+F+G+H -Negative Affect Score (NAS): A+B+C+D -Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS-NAS+13 Name: Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale (modified version)
Author's labelAffect balance.
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Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Stress response to divorceC11ab04aCoping with divorce/widowhood