Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with work itself
Subject code: W05ad02d

StudyNeuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1975
TitleMessung und Analyse von Arbeitszufriedenkeit. (Measurement and Analysis of Satisfaction with Work).
SourceHans Huber Verlag, 1978, Bern, Switzerland
PublicEmployees, synthetic processing industry, West-Germany, 1975
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =90

Correlate
Author's labelEvaluation of work activities
Page in Source 159
Our classificationSatisfaction with work itself, code W05ad02d
Operationalization
12-item index of direct questions on activities:        
        
- I like it                            
- boring                     
- routine                   
- dependent              
- useless                    
- important                   
- disappointing              
- no challenge               
- I see results              
- I can use my abilities
- I can realize my ideas   
- responsible                  
Items rated on four step scale, ranging from 'applies' 
to 'does not apply'

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-AO-c-sq-f-7-ar=+.24 p < .05


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-AO-c-sq-f-7-aSelfreport on single question:

When you're not only thinking of your job, but of your total present situation (house, prices, health, love, politics, neighbors, etc.), how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole? Please mark the appropriate face below.

Rated on pictorial scale, consisting of seven smilies, expressing variations from very dissatisfied (a) to very satisfied (g) ( Kunin's 'Faces scale') Pictures not reproduced here).
1 unhappy face
.
.
4 neutral face
.
.
7 happy face

Item in the "Arbeitsbeschreibungsbogen" (job-description questionaire).


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