print

Correlational findings

Study Iris & Barrett (1972): study US 1970

Public:
Male supervisors, chemical plant, USA, 197?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 69
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Perceived importanceof specific aspects of the job
Our Classification
Operationalization
Closed questions rated on 7-point scales ranging from 'unimportant' to 'important', using items from the Job Descriptive Index (see Smith et al., 1969).
a. Actual work done.
b. Pay.
c. Promotional opportunities.
d. Supervision.
e. Co-workers.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-b r = a. Problem department    : r = -.52 (01)
   Non-problem department: r = +.59 (01)
            
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-b r = b. Problem department    : r = -.11 (ns)
   Non-problem department: r = +.17 (ns)
              
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-b r = c. Problem department    : r = -.53 (01)
   Non-problem department: r = +.18 (ns)
                  
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-b r = d. Problem department    : r = -.39 (05)
   Non-problem department: r = +.22 (ns)
               
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-b r = e. Problem department    : r = -.24 (ns)
   Non-problem department: r = +.03 (ns)

Ss in problem department characterized by: lower age, lower education, lower income, shorter tenure as well as less satisfaction with life, leisure and job.