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Correlational findings

Study Abbey et al. (1983): study US Chicago 1980

Public:
Law school students, Chicago, USA, 198?
Survey name:
Not a survey study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 85
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Self perceived difficulty of the job search process
Our Classification
Operationalization
Respondents were asked "how rough  looking for a job was on them right now". 7-point scale ranging from "not at all" to "extremely".

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-n-9-a rpc = -.31 p < .002 Students who perceived the job search process as rough were less happy. Ratings of how difficult it is to find a job, however, accounted for less than 10% of the variance in self-reports of happiness.