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Studies

Abbey et al. (1983): study US Chicago 1980

Publication

Author(s):
Abbey, A.; Brickman, P.; Dunkel-Schetter, C.
Title:
Handling the Stress of Looking for a Job in Law School: The Relationships between Intrinsic Motivation, Internal Attributions,Relations with Others and Happiness.
Source:
Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 1983, Vol. 4, 263 - 278

Investigation

Public:
Law school students, Chicago, USA, 198?
Survey name:
Not a survey study
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 85
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Generally, how happy are you.....?
1  not at all
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9  completely

(Originally presented on a horizontal line scale)
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-n-9-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"How is your mood these days....?"
1  not good almost all the time
2  not good most of the time
3  sometimes good, sometimes not good
4  good most of the time
5  good almost all the time (or all the time)
Classification:
A-AOL-c-sq-v-5-a
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"On the whole, how is your general mood these days....?"
1  bad almost all the time
2  
3
4
5  good almost all the time"
Classification:
A-AOL-c-sq-v-5-d
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"How depressed or cheerful have you been during the past month......?"
0  very depressed
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  very cheerful

Item in Dupuy's 'General Wellbeing Schedule'
Classification:
A-AOL-cm-sq-n-11-a

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Self perceived difficulty of the job search process Perceived chances for employment Perceived class rank School-success Publications School-success Age Age difference among young people Gender Sex (male vs female) Ethnicity Ethnic status in the USA Personal reasons for pursuing career in law Occupational aspirations Early vocational choice Occupational career
History of current occupation
Intrinsic reasons for pursuing a law career Occupational aspirations
Intrinsically motivated
Internal attribution of employment chance Perceived chances for employment Relation with others Perceived quality of intimate ties
Current coping-style
Being married Married vs never married