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Correlational findings

Study Wrzesniewski et al. (1997): study US Pennsylvania 1996

Public:
University employees, Pennsylvania, USA, 1996
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 135
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Views on work
Our Classification
Operationalization
Respondents were presented 3 descriptions of orientations to work (vignettes) and were asked to what extent these applied to them
a: job: work for money
b: career: works for promotion
c: calling: works for purpose

Rated:
4 very much
3 'somewhat like me
2 a little like me
1 not at all like me

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a DM =                     Means Difference s.d. P<. N
Work for job (ref)  4.5              1.1     44
Work for career     4.7     +0.2     1.1  ns 43
Work for calling    5.5     +1.0     1.0  05 48
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a DM = Results for 24 administrative assistents
                    Means Difference s.d. P<. N
Work for job (ref)  4.1              1.4      9
Work for career     4.9     +0.8     1.5  ns  7
Work for calling    5.3     +1.2     1.6  ns  8