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Correlational findings

Study Garber (1971): study US California 1970

Public:
Middle-aged, presently employed army retirees, California, USA, 1970
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 362
Non Response:
63% of which 21% no return of questionnaire, 13% incomplete and 29% refusal
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Self-perceived amount of change in occupational role
Our Classification
Operationalization
5-item index of closed questions on amount of change in present occupation, compared with former military occupation, rated on 4-point scales ranging from 'the same' to 'very different'.
Items used: actual work performed, knowledge and skill used, amount of time spent working, type of organization, kind of people one works with.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a G = -.15 Positive Affects: G= -.17
Negative Affects: G= +.12

Increased occupational prestige:
-affect balance : G= -.29
-positive affect: G= -.25
-negative affect: G= +.20

Same occupational prestige:
-affect balance : G= +.17
-positive affect: G= +.05
-negative affect: G= -.12

Decreased occupational prestige:
-affect balance : G= -.19
-positive affect: G= -.17
-negative affect: G= +.19