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Correlational findings

Study Verkleij & Stolk (1989): study MZ 1983

Public:
30-50 aged, in working force, followed 1 year, urban areas, Netherlands, 1983-84
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1100
Non Response:
T1-T2 attrition: 27%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
T1: interview, T2: mailed questionaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Re-employment
Our Classification
Operationalization
Comparison of Ss who were employed at T1 (N = 473)
0 Still unemployed at T2
1 Employed at T2 (N=109)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.09 p < .03 Partial correlations controling educational level, health status, life-situation and employment situations are all lower. This means that these variables do not mask a stronger relationship between happiness and employment.

Happiness does not add to re-employment through positive effects on health and attitudes.