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Kirchler (1984b): study AT 1983

Publication

Author(s):
Kirchler, E.
Title:
Sechs Monate ohne Arbeit. (Six Months without Work).
Source:
WISO (Wirtschafts und Sozialpolitische Zeitschrift des I.S.A.), 1984, Vol. 3, 66 - 81

Investigation

Public:
Unemployed, followed 6 months after job loss, Linz Austria, 1983
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 31
Non Response:
Dropout due to refusal 23%
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Highly structured mood diary, questionnaire and personal interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question in diary, filled in 6 times a day during 40 days in a 6 month period.

Is my mood at the moment
2  clearly positive
1  rather positive
0  indifferent
-1  rather negative
-2  clearly negative
Classification:
A-AOL-mi-sqr-v-5-a
Author's label:
Mood
Remarks:

Diary was filled in 6 times a day during 40 days in a six month period.     Registrations took place in:                         
Assessed at:
T1:  First month after job loss
T2:  Second month after job loss
T3:  Third month after job loss
T4:  Sixth month after job loss
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -2 - 2 On range 0-10
Mean:
0.72 8.18
SD:
1.09

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Re-employed continuation of unemployment Getting (re)employed Personality structure Earlier independence
Independent