Correlational findings

Study Bradburn (1969): study US 1963

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


Authors's Label
Satisfaction with work_A
Our Classification
3-item index of direct questions:
1. How satisfied are you with your
2. How satisfied are you with the work
   you do.
3. Taking all things together, how do
   you feel about your job or business
   as a whole.

Assessed at
T1: January 1963
T3: Oktober 1963

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DMr = ns CHANGE in work satisfaction is hardly related to CHANGE in positive and negative affect between T1 and T3. (Relation to change in summed ABS not computed).

Change in affect expressed in change () in average ridits (RT) which are comparable to means. Ridit analysis compares distribution in category with distribution in total sample. RT above .50 means relative increase in happiness. RT below .50 relative decrease.