Correlational finding on Happiness and Manual or non-manual
Subject code: O01ac01c

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 labelWhite collar job
Page in Source 193
Our classificationManual or non-manual, code O01ac01c
Operationalization
0 Blue collar
1 White collar

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

% very happy:                 males       females
- blue collar
  - prestige high + middle    35          10
  - prestige low              29          16
- white collar
  - prestige high             35          18
  - prestige middle + low     28          15
             
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaGs=-.04 ns
Gs controlled for job prestige as assessed by 
Duncan (1951) scale.


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
D%DIFFERENCE in PERCENTAGES
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate level: dichotomous, but nominal or ordinal theoretically possible as well. Happiness level: dichotomous
Range: [-100; +100]

Meaning: the difference of the percentages happy people at two correlate levels.
GsPARTIAL GAMMA. See: GAMMA
Range: [-1, +1].
Seldom used in happiness research. See excerpted report.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
http://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl