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Studies

Tiggemann & Winefield (1984): study AU 1980

Publication

Author(s):
Tiggemann, M.; Winefield, A.H.
Title:
The Effects of Unemployment on the Mood, Self-Esteem, Locus of Control, and Depressive Affect of School-Leavers.
Source:
Journal of Occupational Psychology, 1984, Vol. 57, 33 - 42

Investigation

Public:
School leavers, Australia, 1980-81, followed 1 year
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 761
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
T1: August 1980 (when still at school) : questionnaires administered in class; T2: August 1981 (after leaving school): same questionnaire, ubknown how collected

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:
37
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.97 6.58
SD:
0.09 0.31

Correlational Findings

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