Findings on happiness in Kirchler (1984b): study AT 1983

Publication
Author(s)Kirchler, E.
TitleSechs Monate ohne Arbeit. (Six Months without Work).
SourceWISO (Wirtschafts und Sozialpolitische Zeitschrift des I.S.A.), 1984, Vol. 3, 66 - 81
Investigation
PublicUnemployed, followed 6 months after job loss, Linz Austria, 1983
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability purposive sample. Volunteers recruted from labour office. Distribution of age, gender and profession typical of the unemployed in wider Austria. Ss had lost their job in the previous months. During the study 45% found a new job. These Ss continued their participation in the study. Remark: Same study also reported in Kirchler, E. Job loss and mood, Journal of Economic Psychology 1985, vol. 6, p.9-25.
Respondents N =31
Non ResponseDropout due to refusal 23%
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Highly structured mood diary, questionnaire and personal interview
General remarksSame study also reported in Kirchler, E. Job loss and mood, Journal of Economic Psychology 1985, vol. 6, p.9-25.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question in diary, filled in 6 times a day during 40 days in a 6 month period. Is my mood at the moment 2 clearly positive 1 rather positive 0 indifferent -1 rather negative -2 clearly negative
ClassificationA-AOL-mi-sqr-v-5-a
Author's labelMood
Remarks Diary was filled in 6 times a day during 40 days in a six month period. Registrations took place in: Assessed at: T1: First month after job loss T2: Second month after job loss T3: Third month after job loss T4: Sixth month after job loss
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -2 - 2On range 0 - 10
Mean0.728.18
Standard deviation1.09


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Personality structureP02ab14Earlier independence
Personality structureP05bmIndependent, also classified as above ↑
Re-employed continuation of unemploymentE02aa02acGetting (re)employed