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Studies

Rice et al. (1979): study US NewYork 1975

Publication

Author(s):
Rice, R.W.; Hunt, R.G.; Near, J.P.
Title:
Unique Variance in Job and Life Satisfaction associated with Work-Related and Extra-Workplace Variables.
Source:
Human Relations, 1979, Vol. 32, 605 - 623

Investigation

Public:
Adult, general public, Western New York State, USA, 1975
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1041
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 your life in general at the present time.....?
1  not satisfied
2  slightly satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
4  very satisfied
5  extremely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-a
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 6.40

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfactions other than life satisfaction Psychological-morale inventories Demographic variables Socio-demographic factors only Geographic variables Earlier community size
Current livability of local environment
Job satisfaction Current satisfaction with work Objective job variables Characteristics of current occupation
Current work-conditions