Correlational finding on Happiness and Occupational aspirations
Subject code: O01ad01a

StudyGreenhaus (1974): study US 1970
TitleCareer Salience as a Moderator of the Relationship between Satisfaction with Occupational Preference and with Life in General.
SourceJournal of Psychology, 1974, Vol. 86, 53 - 55
PublicCollege students, East USA, 197?
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =203

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with occupational preference
Page in Source 54
Our classificationOccupational aspirations, code O01ad01a
Operationalization
5-item index reflecting satisfaction with the 
appropriateness of stated occupational preference.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-AO-u-mq-v-5-cr=+.26 p < .05
Males:
- priority of work and career
  - low                            r = +.13 (ns)
  - high                           r = +.39 (01)
- general attitude to work
  - low                            r = +.22 (ns)
  - high                           r = +.30 (05)
- career advancement and planning
  - low                            r = +.04 (ns)
  - high                           r = +.40 (01)
                                              
M-AO-u-mq-v-5-cr=+.30 p < .01
Females:
- priority of work and career.
  - low                            r = +.18 (ns)
  - high                           r = +.31 (05)
- general attitude to work.
  - low                            r = +.36 (01)
  - high                           r = +.13 (ns)
- career advancement and planning
  - low                            r = +.17 (ns)
  - high                           r = +.53 (01)


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-AO-u-mq-v-5-cSelfreport on 2 questions:

A "Taking all aspects of yourself and your life into account, which of the following best describes your own feelings of satisfaction with your life......?"
5 I am extremely satisfied with my life.
4 I am satisfied with my life.
3 I am somewhat satisfied with my life.
2 I am only slightly satisfied with my life.
1 I am not at all satisfied with my life.

B " In very general terms, about what proportion of the time do you feel satisfied with your life.....?"
4 all of the time
3 most of the time
2 some of the time
1 never

Summation: not reported


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
rPRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient')
Type: test statistic.
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning:
r = 0 no correlation ,
r = 1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and
r = -1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl