Findings on happiness in Cargan & Whitehurst (1990): study US 1985

Author(s)Cargan, L.; Whitehurst, R.N.
TitleAdjustment Differences in the Divorced and the Redivorced.
SourceJournal of Divorce and Remarriage, 1990, Vol. 14, 49 - 78
PublicDivorced, members of singles organization Dayton, Ohio, USA, 1985
 Not reported, estimated 1985
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 All 1280 members of the singlkes organization were send a questionaire. Only 316 responded. Of these the divorced were selected: 204 once-divorced once, and 45 re-divorced (wiwowed and never married were left out).
Respondents N =249
Non Response75%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all together: would you say you are? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.61

Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Male sexshow  Sex (male vs female)
Redivorcedshow  Ever divorced/separated