Findings on happiness in Betz (1984): study US 1982

Author(s)Betz, E.L.
TitleTwo Tests of Maslow's Theory of Need Fulfillment.
SourceJournal of Vocational Behavior, 1984, Vol. 24, 204 - 220
PublicCollege graduated women, USA, 1982
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Random sample of women who received bachelor's degrees during the 1968 calender-year from a large midwestern university. Ten years after graduation, questionnaires were sent by mail to all women in the sample.
Respondents N =474
Non Response33%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
General remarksOn basis of their individual jobs, women were classified (according to D.O.T. 77): *profesional-managerial (N = 295), *clerical-sales (N = 39) and *service (N = 151), 21 were excluded because they failed to meet any sizable category.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "How satisfied are you with your life currently?" 0 Not at all 1 2 3 4 neutral 5 6 7 8 A great deal
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Need fullfillmentW05ad02Satisfaction with aspects of work