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Correlational findings

Study Bradburn (1969): study US 1963

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

Correlate

Authors's label
Occupational prestige
Our Classification
Operationalization
Duncan (1951) scale of prestige of occupations.
Recoded:
- White collar
  - high (professional, managerial)
  - middle + low (clerk, sales)
- Blue collar
  - high + middle (crafts, operator)
  - low (household, labor)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa D% = + ns Data T1. Results T3 similar.
Computed for chief wage earners only.

% very happy:                 males      females
- white collar, high          35         18
- white collar, low + medium  28         15
- blue collar, high + medium  38         10
- blue collar, low            29         16
            
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DMr = + Data T1. Results T3 similar. Computed for chief wage earners only.

High status Ss experience more positive affect but no less negative affect. Not computed for summed ABS.

Ridit analysis compares distribution in category with distribution in total sample. RT above .50 means relative high level, RT below .50 relative low level.
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Gs = +.19 Gs controlled for type of job (white or blue collar).