Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Subject code: W05ad01

StudyHolland-Benin & Cable-Nienstedt (1985): study US 1978
TitleHappiness in Single- and Dual-Earner Families: The Effects of Marital Happiness, Job Satisfaction, and Life Cycle.
SourceJournal of Marriage and the Family, 1985, Vol. 47, 975 -984
PublicMarried persons, non-institutionalized, USA, 1978-83
Sample
Non-Response?
Respondents N =3050

Correlate
Author's labelJob satisfaction
Page in Source 978-981
Our classificationSatisfaction with work-as-a-whole, code W05ad01
Operationalization
Single direct question:'On the whole, how satisfied are 
you with the work you do?'(Asked housewives as well)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-u-sq-v-3-hOR= s
Linked to 'unhappy'responses stronger than to 
'happy' ones.

Largely unaffected by marital satisfaction.
Yet interaction with marital satisfaction in 
relation to 'happy' reponses among working wives 
and their husbands and in relation to 'unhappy' 
responses among housewives.


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-u-sq-v-3-hSelfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how happy would you say you are? Are you......?
3 very happy
2 pretty happy
1 not so happy


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
ORODDS RATIO
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness level: dichotomous
Range: nonnegative unlimited

Meaning:
OR = 1 no association at all;
OR = 0 or infinite at least one level of the correlate allows an error-free prediction of the happiness.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl