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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
Education
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question:
What is the highest grade of school or level of education you completed?
1) None
2) Grades 1-7 (primary school)
3) Grade 8 (completion of primary school)
4) Grades 9-11 (some high school)
5) Grade 12 (high school diploma)
6) High school
7) Some college without degree
8) Some college with degree (junior college)
9) Grade 16 (college degree)
10) Graduate or professional education in excess of college degree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-c-mq-v-7-d Beta = +.02 ns T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1 education (T2 happiness by T1 education, controlling for T1 happiness).


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