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Correlational findings

Study Bamundo & Kopelman (1980): study US 1977

Public:
Heads of households, USA, 1977
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 911
Non Response:
59 %:overrepresentation of high income, high aducated metro-politans
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Job satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question: "All in all, how satisfied would you say that you are with your job? Would you say you are very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not too satisfied, or not at all satisfied?"

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-c r = +.35 p < .001 Higher at higher educational level
- grammar school only  r = +.07
- high school only     r = +.32
- college degree only  r = +.44
- graduate degree      r = +.58

Higher at higher income level
- < 4.000              r = +.09
-   4.000 to  7.999    r = +.29
-   8.000 to 11.999    r = +.34
-  12.000 to 14.999    r = +.46
-  15.000 to 19.999    r = +.41
-  20.000 to 24.999    r = +.31
-  25.000 >            r = +.55

Higher among self-employed
- self-employed        r = +.46
- not self-employed    r = +.34

Higher among middle aged
- 20 - 29              r = +.38
- 30 - 39              r = +.28
- 40 - 49              r = +.45
- 50 - 59              r = +.30
- 60 - 69              r = +.43

Higher at medium job longevity
- <  1      year       r = +.22
-    1 -  5 years      r = +.30
-    6 - 10 years      r = +.49
-   11 - 15 years      r = +.36
-   16 - >  years      r = +.36

Uneffected by residential city size
- <   50.000                r = +.23
-     50.000 to   250.000   r = +.47
-    250.000 to   500.000   r = +.40
-    500.000 to 1.000.000   r = +.47
-  1.000.000 to 2.000.000   r = +.45
-  2.000.000 >              r = +.37

Higher at higher occupational level
- professional/technical    r = +.39
- manegeral/administrative  r = +.40
- sales                     r = +.45
- service                   r = +.37
- operative                 r = +.28
- clerical                  r = +.20