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Correlational findings

Study Hedley (1981): study AU 1977

Public:
Shop-floor workers in four metropolitan areas, south-eastern Australia, 1977
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1486
Non Response:
42%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class

Correlate

Authors's Label
job satisfaction_C
Our Classification
Distribution
1:  7%,   2:   7%,   3:  13%,   4:  14%,   5:  59%
Operationalization
Single question:
Have you tried to change from this job to a new job with another employer within the last six mounths...
1: yes, and I will move at the first opportunity
2: yes, but not too seriously
3: no, there are not many jobs available now
4: no, I would loose to much in job-change now
5: no, I am satisfied with my job

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-a G = -.72 Signs reversed by the WDH team, so that the happier people are, the more satisfied they are with work, the less turnover intentions they have at work. O-LWL-u-sq-v-4-a G = -.45