- Public highschool boys followed 3 years from grade 10, USA, 1966-69
- N = 1799
- Non Response:
- 2.8% incomplete information in 1966
Interviews, test, teacher ratings.
- Authors's label
- Ambitious job attitude
- Our Classification
- 13-item index of closed questions indi- cating preferences for "a job that doesn't bug me" (no one to boss me, don't have to work too hard, not much responsibility, high prestige, etc.) and preference for "a job that pays off" (learning new things, good chances for getting ahead, good pay, using one's skills, etc.).
Observed Relation with Happiness
Preference for "a job that pays off" was related to happiness : r = +.21 (001)
Preference for "a job that doesn't bug me" was unrelated to happiness: r = -.05 (ns)