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Studies

Tiggemann & Winefield (1980): study AU 1978

Publication

Author(s):
Tiggemann, M.; Winefield, A.H.
Title:
Some Psychological Effects of Unemployment in School-Leavers.
Source:
Journal of Social Issues, 1980, Vol. 15, 269 - 276

Investigation

Public:
School-leavers, South Australia, followed 1978-1979
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 118
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Part 1: November 1978 ((before leaving school) asking for: background information, attitudes to and expectation of employment and including various psychological scales. Questionnaire administered in class. Part 2: June 1979: (after leaving school at the end of the 1978 academic year) asking for employment history and containing the same psychological measures. Mailed questionnaire.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

How often do you feel happy?
4  almost always
3  quite often
2  sometimes
1  never
Classification:
M-TH-g-sq-v-4-h
Author's label:
Happy
Page in publication:
274

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Employed vs Unemployed Current employment status
Later (un)employment
Recent happiness (< 1 year ago)