Correlational finding on Happiness and Current occupation
Subject code: O01ab

StudyCantril (1965): study PL 1962
TitleThe Pattern of Human Concern.
SourceRutgers University Press, 1965, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, Poland, 1962
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response-
Respondents N =1464

Correlate
Author's labelOccupation
Page in Source 374
Our classificationCurrent occupation, code O01ab
Operationalization
0 All
1 Specific occupations
Remarks
All                          Ms = 4.4

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-aDMt=-0.3
Farmers                      Mt = 4.1
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-aDMt=-0.7
Unskilled workers            Mt = 3.7
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-aDMt=+0.1
Skilled workers, craftsmen   Mt = 4.5
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-aDMt=+0.5
White collar workers         Mt = 4.9
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-aDMt=+0.4
Others, students             Mt = 4.8


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-aSelfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
[ 10 ] best possible life
[ 9 ]
[ 8 ]
[ 7 ]
[ 6 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 4 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 2 ]
[ 1 ]
[ 0 ] worst possible life


Preceded by 1) open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now.

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMtDIFFERENCE of MEANS AFTER TRANSFORMATION
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Theoretical range: [-10; +10]

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness (happiness measured at a 0-10 rating scale) between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl