Correlational findings

Study Headey et al. (1991): study AU AU Victoria 1981

18-65 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, followed 1981-1987
Survey name
AU Australian QOL Panel Study Waves 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987
N = 942
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
Satisfaction with Job: earlier, later
Our Classification
Index of 5 single questions on satisfaction with:
a: your job
b: the amount of say you have in how your job should be done
c: where you work: the surroundings and conditions
d: the hours you work and the amount of work you are asked to do
e: what you have (equipment, information, supervision, etc.) for doing your job
All scored on a 1-9 rating scale, summation by average.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = + p < .05 EARLIER Happiness by LATER satisfaction with job (Top-down)
- Level by level (Contempurous) Beta = +.24(05)
- Change by change (lagged)     Beta = +.19(05
O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = - ns EARLIER Satisfaction with job by LATER happiness (Bottom-up)
- Level by level (Contempurous) Beta = +.07(ns)
- Change by change (lagged)     Beta = +.03(ns)

Betas controled for T1
- socio-demogaphics
- personality
  - extraversion
  - neuroticism