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Correlational findings

Study Kirchler (1984b): study AT 1983

Public:
Unemployed, followed 6 months after job loss, Linz Austria, 1983
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 31
Non Response:
Dropout due to refusal 23%
Assessment:
Multiple asesment methods
Highly structured mood diary, questionnaire and personal interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Personality structure
Our Classification
Operationalization
Three types derived from scores on
German version of the Cattel 16 PF test
(Schneewind et al 1987)

Happiness assessed at four times after
falling unemployed:
T1  1 month
T2  2 month
T3  3 month
T4  6 month

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-mi-sqr-v-5-a DMt = p < .01 Happiness at T1
-Social sensitive dependents   Mt' = 7.94
-Self-assured dominants        Mt' = 8.51
-Insecure-submissive types     Mt' = 7.70

This pattern remains largely identical from T1
to T4, both among Ss who remain unemployed and
who find a job. After becoming re-employed insecure-submissive Ss improved most in happiness (Ms' = 9.15)