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Studies

Neuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1970

Publication

Author(s):
Neuberger, O.; Allerbeck, M.
Title:
Messung und Analyse von Arbeitszufriedenkeit. (Measurement and Analysis of Satisfaction with Work).
Source:
Hans Huber Verlag, 1978, Bern, Switzerland

Investigation

Public:
Employees, industry or service sector, Austria and West germany, ±1970
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 5592
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Most studies used questionnaires, some faca-t-face interviews

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

When you're not only thinking of your job, but of your total present situation (house, prices, health, love, politics, neighbors, etc.), how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole? Please mark the appropriate face below.

Rated on pictorial scale, consisting of seven smilies, expressing variations from very dissatisfied (a) to very satisfied (g) ( Kunin's 'Faces scale') Pictures not reproduced here).
1  unhappy face
.
.
4  neutral face
.
.
7  happy face  

Item in the "Arbeitsbeschreibungsbogen" (job-description questionnaire).
Classification:
M-AO-c-sq-f-7-a
Author's label:
Life-satisfaction
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.7%,   2: 4.3%,   3: 7.9%,   4: 16.1%,   5: 25.3%,   6: 31.2%,   7: 12.4%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.00 6.67
SD:
1.45

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Male sex Sex (male vs female) Marital Status MARRIAGE: CURRENT MARITAL STATUS Education Level of school-education Finished vocational training Level of school-education Working in learned job Skill level of occupation Occupational position Current employment arrangement Income Current income level (unspecified) Duration of employment Earlier (un)employment