Correlational findings

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

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


Authors's label
Perceived extrinsic job rewards
Our Classification
Self-report on three statements:
How true is each statement for your job?
A) The pay is good
b) The job security is good
c) My fringe benefits are good

1. Not at all true
2. Not too true
3. Undefined
4. Somewhat true
5.Very true

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-c-mq-v-7-d Beta = +.08 p < .05 T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in perceived extrinsic job rewards (T2 happiness by T1-T2 change in perceived extrinsic job rewards, controlling for T1 happiness).

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