Findings on happiness in Hulin (1969): study CA 1967

Publication
Author(s)Hulin, C.L.
TitleSource of Variation in Job and Life Satisfaction: The Role of Community and Job-Related Variables.
SourceJournal of Applied Psychology, 1969, Vol. 53, 279 - 291
DOIDOI: 10.1037/h0027853
Investigation
PublicWhite collar workers, living in company towns, Columbia Canada, 196?
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability purposive sample by expert choice. Salaried white-collar workers living in 2 'company towns'in British Columbia; 388 males, 82 females.
Respondents N =470
Non Response24%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire completed in class
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "...... satisfaction with life in general........" (Full question not reported.) Responses scored on pictorial scale consisting of seven smilies, expressing variations from very unhappy to very happy. 1 unhappy face 2 3 4 neutral face 5 6 7 happy face (Pictures not reproduced here.) Name: Kunin's `Faces Scale'.
ClassificationM-AO-g-sq-f-7-a
Author's labelSatisfaction with life in general.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Sat. with adult re- creational facili- ties in the communL12ac02acSatisfaction with local recreation
Sat. with living accommodation in thecommunityH22ae02Satisfaction with housing
Sat. with locat. of the com. in terms ofisol. and remote locL12ac02ahSatisfaction with local transport facilities
Sat.with recreatio- nal facil. for chil-dren in the communL12ac02acSatisfaction with local recreation
Satisfaction with attractivenessL14ac02Attitude to local natural environment
Satisfaction with availability of dentists in the communityH17ai02Satisfaction with health-services
Satisfaction with availability of dentists in the communityL12ac02aaSatisfaction with medical services, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with availability of docters in the communityH17ai02Satisfaction with health-services
Satisfaction with availability of docters in the communityL12ac02aaSatisfaction with medical services, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with community's medical facilitiesH17ai02Satisfaction with health-services
Satisfaction with community's medical facilitiesL12ac02aaSatisfaction with medical services, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with community's school facilitiesL12ac02aeSatisfaction with local schools
Satisfaction with community's school facilitiesS01af05aSatisfaction with school-facilities, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with cost of living in the communityL12ac01Attitude to local costs of living
Satisfaction with costs of housing in the communityL12ac01aSatisfaction with local cost of housing
Satisfaction with jobW05ad02Satisfaction with aspects of work
Satisfaction with management's res- ponse to complaintsW05ad02gSatisfaction with management
Satisfaction with school teachers in the communityL12ac02aeSatisfaction with local schools
Satisfaction with school teachers in the communityS01af05aSatisfaction with school-facilities, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with shopping facilities in the communityL12ac02afSatisfaction with local shops
Satisfaction with the weatherL14ac02aAttitude to local climate
Satisfaction with training opportunitiesW05ad02bSatisfaction with promotion-chances
Satisfaction with working conditionsW05ad02eSatisfaction with work conditions