# Correlational findings

## Study Watson & Slack (1993): study US Texas 1984

Public
University personnel, United States, followed 4 years, 1984-1988
Survey name
Unnamed study
Sample
Respondents
N = 82
Non Response
21.9%
Assessment
Multiple assesment methods
self reports on questionnaires and rating by experts

## Correlate

Authors's Label
Occupational quality
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Cronbach's alpha : - Complexity: 0.90 - Motor skills: 0.95 - Physical demands: 0.83 - SES: 0.87
Remarks
Measured at T2 Dictionary of Job Titles (U.S. Department of Labor, 1977), Reiss, 1961
Distribution
- Complexity: M = 5.9; SD = 1.65
- Motor skills: M = 4.56; SD = 2.09
- Physical demands: M = 0.43; SD = 0.92
- SES: M = 60.9; SD = 13.14
Operationalization
Expert rating on 4 aspects:
a. Substantive complexity: require more complex handling of data, greater verbal and/or numerical aptitude, etc.
b. Motor skills: greater motor coordination, manuel and finger dexterity, etc.
c. Physical demands: better eye-hand-foot coordination, etc.
d. Socioeconomic Index for Occupations (SES)

Two independent raters read brief job description from each employee, placed him or her into the appropriate occupational category and assigned the corresponding ratings:
- 1st to 3nd variable: scored 0-10
- 4th variable: scored 0-99

## Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-g-mq-v-2-a = +/- ns Happiness at T1:
Pem         Nem
Complexity         r = +.12(ns) r = -.01(ns)
Motor skills       r = -.16(ns) r = +.07(ns)
Physical demands   r = +.01(ns) r = -.10(ns)
SES                r = +.21(ns) r = -.05(ns)

Happiness at T4:
Pem         Nem
Complexity         r = +.12(ns) r = -.04(ns)
Motor skills       r = -.12(ns) r = +.11(ns)
Physical demands   r = -.01(ns) r = -.09(ns)
SES                r = +.17(ns) r = -.06(ns)

Correlation with affect balance not reported, but must mostly be non-significant