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

StudyBradburn (1969): study US 1963
TitleThe Structure of Psychological Well-Being.
SourceAldine Publishing, 1969, Chicago, USA
Public21-60 aged, urban areas, USA, 1963 - 64
Sample
Non-Response 20%, Attrition 30%
Respondents N =2787

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with work_B
Page in Source 203
Our classificationSatisfaction with work-as-a-whole, code W05ad01
Operationalization
3-item index of direct questions:
1. How satisfied are you with your
   earning.
2. How satisfied are you with the work
   you do.
3. Taking all things together, how do
   you feel about your job or business
   as a whole.

Assessed at
T1: January 1963
T3: Oktober 1963

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaG=+
Data T1. Results at T3 similar.
Computed for chief wage earners only.

                   Males      Females
All                G= +.43    G= +.28

White collar                  G= +.28
- high             G= +.38     
- middle + low     G= +.41

Blue collar                   G= +.38
- high + middle    G= +.49
- low              G= +.46


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

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....?
3 very happy
2 pretty happy
1 not too happy


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
GGOODMAN & Kruskal's GAMMA
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: ordinal, Happinessl: ordinal
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning:
G = 0 no rank correlation
G = +1 strongest possible rank correlation, where high correlate values correspond to high happiness ratings.
G = -1 strongest possible rank correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness ratings.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl