- 21-60 aged, urban areas, USA, 1963 - 64
- N = 2787
- Non Response:
- ± 20%, Attrition ± 30%
Repeated interviews at home using highly structured questionnaires
- Authors's label
- Feeling of inadequate job performance
- Our Classification
- 2 item index:
- feeling one is not doing as good a
job as one would like to (ever/never)
- frequency of such feeling (often/
only once or twice)
Observed Relation with Happiness
Computed for chief wage earners only.
Not computed for full ABS, but for positive and negative affect separately.
- Unrelated to positive affect.
- Strongly related to negative affect, in
particular among males.
Affect level expressed in average ridits.
Ridit analysis compares distribution in category with distribution in total sample. RT above .50 means relative high level, RT below .50 relative low level.