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Ahn (2005): study ES 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Ahn, N.
Title:
Factors Affecting Life Satisfaction among Spanish Workers: Relative Importance of Wage and Other Factors.
Source:
Working Paper, European Commission to AGIR (Aging, Health and Retirement in Europe), 2005, Spain

Investigation

Public:
Working people, Spain, 1999 -2003
Survey name:
Encuesta de Calidad de Vida en el Trabajo
Sample:
Sampling not reported
Respondents:
N = 30000
Non Response:
Assessment:

not reported

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your actual life?
10  very satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-c-sq-n-10-c
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Men 6,97 (SD 1,64)
Women 6.90 (SD1,76)
Page in publication:
3/4
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.68%,   2: 0.86%,   3: 1.84%,   4: 3.34%,   5: 11.15%,   6: 17.12%,   7: 26.48%,   8: 23.72%,   9: 8.11%,   10: 6.7%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.95 6.61
SD:
1.68 1.87

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Education Level of school-education Spouse's labor market status Employment of spouse Household income (monthly in euros) Household income Domestic work (principal housekeeper) Involvement with household work Dependent children? Children in the household Sector and contract type Private versus public sector
Tenure (vs flex contracts)
Hours of work per week Hours work Work hours desired Preferred working hours Wage (monthly in euros) Personal income Wage adequate? Satisfaction with income Commuting time to work Time spend commuting Association with sport club Involvement in sports Association with voluntary organization Membership of voluntary organizations Fringe benefit Fringe benefits Job evaluation: Independent Attitudes to current job Job evaluation: Socially useful Attitudes to current job Job evaluation: Stable Attitudes to current job Job evaluation: Pleasant environment Attitudes to current job Job evaluation: Decide task Attitudes to current job
Self-direction at work
Job evaluation: Physical effort Attitudes to current job Job evaluation: Stress Attitudes to current job Job evaluation: Relation - vertical Relations at work Job evaluation: Relation - horizontal Satisfaction with colleagues Job evaluation: Job match Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Job evaluation: Pride Pride in work