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Studies

Carleton & Kelly (2016): study US 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Carleton, C.; Kelly, M.
Title:
Exploring Job Satisfaction and Happiness for those in Alternative Work Arrangements.
Source:
VillaNova School of Business Economics, 2016, Working paper no. 32, 1 - 32

Investigation

Public:
Working population, USA, 2006-2014
Survey name:
US-GSS
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 3611
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....?
3   very happy
2   pretty happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
General happiness
Page in publication:
15
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 11.1%,   2: 59.3%,   3: 29.5%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.18

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Children Number of children Age Current age (in years) Family income Household income White ETHNICITY General health Current general health status Two Jobs Multiple jobs Fair earnings Satisfaction with income Job security Security of job Good fringes Fringe benefits Odd work schedule Irregular work hours Easy time off Self-direction at work
Flexible work hours
Hours worked in a week Hours work Years in the same job Years in occupation Independent contractor Current employment arrangement Traditional employment Current employment arrangement Managerial or professional Manager Family does not interfere with work Work-life balance
Conflict between demand of work and home