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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
Job loss
Our Classification
Operationalization
Comparison of Ss employed at T1
(N=623)
0 Still employed at T2
1 Dismissed at T2 (N=50)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = -.09 p < .01 Partial correlations controling educational level, health status, and employment situation are all lower. This means that these variables do not mask a stronger correlation between happiness and jobloss