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Studies

Near et al. (1978): study US NewYork 1975

Publication

Author(s):
Near, J.P.; Hunt, R.G.; Rice, R.W.
Title:
Work and Extra-Work Correlates of Life and Job Satisfaction.
Source:
Academy of Management Journal, 1978, Vol. 21, 248 - 264

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, Western New York State, USA, 1975
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 384
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking everything into consideration, how satisfied are you with life in  general at the present time? Would you say you are.....?
5   extremely satisfied
4   very satisfied
3   fairly satisfied
2   slightly satisfied
1   not satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-d
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 6.6%,   2: 6.2%,   3: 31.5%,   4: 35.4%,   5: 20.3%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.57 7.75
SD:
1.08 2.13

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Job satisfaction Current satisfaction with work Health Global health rating Satisfaction over time Long term change Occupation Manual or non-manual Occupational presti-ge Social prestige of occupation Job tenure Current employment arrangement Male sex Sex (male vs female) White race Ethnic status in the USA Age Current age (in years) Education Level of school-education Household income Household income Area of socialization Rural upbringing Stratum Community size Change in living environment Rural upbringing
Earlier residential mobility
Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Employment status Current employment status Reason not looking for work Attitudes to own (un)employment Interviewers rating of home Quality of house Interviewer's ratingof neighborhood Quality of housing in vinicity Respondent's rating of neighborhood Attitude to neighborhood Own or rents home House owned or rented