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Studies

Bamundo & Kopelman (1980): study US 1977

Publication

Author(s):
Bamundo, P.J.; Kopelman, R.E.
Title:
The Moderating Effects of Occupation, Age, and Urbanization on the Relationship between Job Satisfaction and Life Satisfaction.
Source:
Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1980, Vol. 17, 106 - 123

Investigation

Public:
Heads of households, USA, 1977
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 911
Non Response:
59 %:overrepresentation of high income, high aducated metro-politans
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"In general, how satisfying do you find the way you're spending your life these days? Would you call it ......?"
3  completely satisfying
2  pretty satisfying
1  not very satisfying
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-c
Author's label:
General life-satisfaction

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Occupational level Current occupation Education Level of school-education Income Current income level (unspecified) Self-employment Current employment arrangement Age Current age (in years) Job longevity History of current occupation Residential City Size Size of urban setting Job satisfaction Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole