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Studies

London et al. (1977): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
London, M.; Crandall, R.; Seals, G.W.
Title:
The Contribution of Job and Leisure Satisfaction to Quality of Life.
Source:
Journal of Applied Psychology, 1977, Vol. 62, 328 - 334

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972
Survey name:
IR-National Survey QOL
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 1297
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question, asked twice in interview:

How do you feel about your life as a whole......?
7  delighted
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  mixed
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible

Summation: arithmetic mean

Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (original version)
Also known as Lehman's 'Global life satisfaction'
Classification:
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a
Author's label:
Quality of life
Page in publication:
329, 330
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.59 2.65
SD:
1.09 1.82

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding All Leisure satisfaction items Satisfaction with leisure Satisfaction with co-workers Satisfaction with colleagues Satisfaction with the work itself Satisfaction with work itself Satisfaction with benefits and security of the job Satisfaction with work conditions Satisfaction with physical surroundings and amount of work Satisfaction with work conditions Equipment at work Satisfaction with management
Satisfaction with work conditions
Satisfaction with activities and time with friends Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with leisure activities
Satisfaction with activities with family Satisfaction with close adult relatives
Satisfaction with family
Satisfaction with people they see socially Satisfaction with personal contacts
Number of friends/acquaintances
Satisfaction with the affiliation to organizations Satisfaction with organizational participation Satisfaction with sport and recreation facilities Satisfaction with leisure services Satisfaction with entertainment facilities Satisfaction with leisure services All Job satisfaction Items Current satisfaction with work