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Correlational findings

Study Martin & Lichter (1983): study US Michigan 1973

Public:
16+ aged, employees, Michigan/US, followed 4 years, 1973-1977
Survey name:
Quality of Employment Survey (QES)
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 827
Non Response:
(43%)
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Migration
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: Movers (moved between T1 and T2)
0: Non-movers  (not moved between T1 and T2)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-c-mq-v-7-d DM = + ns               T1: 1973    T2:1977    Diff.
Movers:       3.58        3.34       -.24
Non-movers:   3.50        3.27       -.23
difference:   +.08        +.07
O-Sum-c-mq-v-7-d Beta = +.02 ns T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T2 moving, controlling T1 happiness.

Beta addtionally controlled for:
- T1 income
- T1 age
- T1 education
- T1-T2 change in perceived intrinsic job rewards
- T1-T2 change in perceived extrinsic job rewards