Correlational findings

Study Bradburn (1969): study US 1963

21-60 aged, urban areas, USA, 1963 - 64
N = 2787
Non Response
± 20%, Attrition ± 30%
Interview: face-to-face
Repeated interviews at home using highly structured questionnaires


Authors's Label
Job advancement
Our Classification
4-item index of closed questions on:
- whether current job is the best one
  ever had
- raise in pay during past year
- promotion during past year and   chances for advancement

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DMr = + Data T1.
Not computed for summed ABS.

Index of Positive Affects: (PA)
- Among white-collar workers:
  Positive relationship (05) among both workers
  of high occupational prestige and workers of
  medium or low prestige.
- Among blue-collar workers:
  Positive relationship (05) among workers of
  high or medium occupational prestige only.
  Not among workers of low prestige.

Index of Negative Affects: (NA)
- Slightly negative (ns) among blue-collar
  workers of low occupational prestige only.
- No relationships among the other occupational

Affect level expressed in average ridits (RT). Ridit analysis compares distribution in category with distribution in total sample. RT above .50 means relative high level RT below .50 relative low level.