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Ahn (2007): study ES 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Ahn, N.
Title:
Value of Intangible Job Characteristics in Workers’ Job and Life Satisfaction: How Much Are They Worth?
Source:
Working Paper, 2007, Nr. 10, SERIE Nuevos Consumidores CÁTEDRA Fedea-BBVA

Investigation

Public:
Working people, Spain, 1999-2004
Survey name:
Encuesta de Calidad de Vida en el Trabajo
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 36000
Non Response:
Assessment:

not reported

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

How satisfied are you with your current life?
1. Very dissatisfied
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10. Very Satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-c-sq-n-10-b
Remarks:
Men 6,93 (SD 1,62)
Women 6.87 (SD 1,78)
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.7%,   2: 0.92%,   3: 1.94%,   4: 3.39%,   5: 11.59%,   6: 17.38%,   7: 26.61%,   8: 22.95%,   9: 8.32%,   10: 6.2%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.91 6.57
SD:
1.69 1.87

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Marital status MARRIAGE: CURRENT MARITAL STATUS Education Level of school-education Spouse's labor market status Employment of spouse
Spouse unemployed involuntary
Spouse retired
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 Wage (monthly in euros) Commuting time to work Commuting to work
Time spend commuting
Commuting time
Desired work hours Preferred working hours Wage adequate? Satisfaction with income Good job match? Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Flexible? Attitudes to current job Independent? Attitudes to current job Useful to society? Attitudes to current job Stable? Attitudes to current job Pleasant work environment? Attitudes to current job Decide tasks? Attitudes to current job
Self-direction at work
Stressful? Attitudes to current job Trust in superiors? Relation with superiors
Trust in superiors
Trust in collegues? Relations at work Proud of job? Pride in work Physical effort Attitudes to current job Night shift Shift work Fringe Benefit Fringe benefits Association with sport club Involvement in sports Association with voluntary organization Current participation in voluntary associations