print

Correlational findings

Study Wong (1985a): study US 1984

Public:
Working parents with children <16, USA, 1984
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 651
Non Response:
59-79%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire returned by intra office mail in a sealed envelope

Correlate

Authors's Label
Job satisfaction
Our Classification
Error Estimates
alpha = .84
Distribution
Married Fathers: M=2,9, SD=.73, Married Mothers M = 2,8 SD = .64, Single Mothers M=2,7 SD = .67
Related specification variables
Operationalization
A.All in all is this a good company/agency to work for?
Rated: 1 = Extremely good, 2 = Very good, 3 = average, 4 = somewhat poor, 5 = very poor
B. Knowing what you know now, if you had to decide all over again whether to take the job you now have, what would you say? Rated: 1 = Decide without hesitation to take the same type of job, 2= have some second thoughts, 3 = Decide definitely not to take this type of job.
C.If a friend of yours told you he or she was interested in working in a job like yours, for your employer, what would you say? Rated: 1 = strongly recommend it, 2 = recommend it, 3 =  Have doubts about recommending it, 4 = advise friend against it.
D. All in all, how satisfied would you say you are with your job.
Rated: 1 = not at all satisfied, 2 = Not too satisfied, 3 =  Very satisfied, 4 = Extremely satisfied
item 1-3 are reverse coded in the analysis.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.34 p < .01 Married Fathers O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-i r = +.32 p < .01 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.30 p < .01 Married Mothers O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-i r = +.19 p < .01 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.32 p < .01 Single Mothers O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-i r = +.38 p < .01