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Correlational findings

Study Bradburn & Caplovitz (1965): study US Illinois 1962

Public:
Adult, general public, 4 towns, varying in economic prosperity, Illinois, USA, 1962
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2006
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Employment status
Our Classification
Operationalization
1.  Self-employed


2.  Employed


3.  Part-time employed

4.  Unemployed


5.  Retired


6.  Not in labour force
    (full-time housewives; disabled;     etc.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = 1.  Males   : G' = +.33 (05)
    Females : G' = +.02 (ns)

2.  Males   : G' = +.20 (01)
    Females : G' = +.20 (ns)

3.  Computed for females only: G' = +.07 (ns)

4.  Males   : G' = -.41 (01)
    Females : G' = -.28 (ns)

5.  Males   : G' = -.29 (01)
    Females : G' = -.27 (05)

6.  Males   : G' = -.28 (ns)
    Females : G' = +.00 (ns)


The Gammas are based on a comparison of those reporting 'not too happy' in the occupational group mentioned and in the entire population.