Findings on happiness in Adler & Golan (1981): study IL 1978

Author(s)Adler, S.; Golan, J.
TitleLateness as Withdrawal Behavior.
SourceJournal of Applied Psychology, 1981, Vol. 66, 544 - 554
PublicFemale telephone operators, working in metropolitan offices, Israel, 1977-78
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non probability chunk sample: 131 female telephone operators in metropolitan offices, Israel, were asked to answer the questionnaires (non anonymous).
Respondents N =131
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Followed by attendance observation over the next year.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Which (of the faces) best described how you feel about your life as a whole? 7 completely happy 6 5 4 neither happy nor unhappy 3 2 1 completely unhappy
Author's labelOverall life satisfaction (faces-life)
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.00

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Absence from workW06ab01aAbsenteeism at work
Satisfaction with co-workersW05ad02cSatisfaction with colleagues
Satisfaction with payW05ad02aSatisfaction with pay
Satisfaction with promotionW05ad02bSatisfaction with promotion-chances
Satisfaction with supervisorW05ad02gSatisfaction with management
Satisfaction with workW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Satisfaction with worktasksW05ad02dSatisfaction with work itself