Findings on happiness in Bowen & Orthner (1986): study US 1981

Author(s)Bowen, G.L.; Orthner, D.K.
TitleSingle Parents in the U.S. Airforce.
SourceFamily Relations, 1986, Vol. 35, 45 - 52
PublicSingle parents, Airforce, USA, 1981
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Probability sample from about 6300 single parents in active duty in the US Airforce, stratified to proportionally represent different areas and mission responsabilities
Respondents N =157
Non Response20%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: ".....satisfaction with life in general....." ( Full question not reported ) 5 very satisfied 4 satisfied 3 mixed feelings 2 dissatisfied 1 very dissatisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication46
Remarks80% satisfied. Full distribution not reported.
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
military rankS09ab01'Objective' socio-economic status
military rankM12abCurrent involvement in military life, also classified as above ↑