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Studies

Warr et al. (1979): study GB 1977

Publication

Author(s):
Warr, P.; Cook, J.; Wall, T.
Title:
Scales for the Measurement of Social Work Attitudes and Aspects of Psychological.
Source:
Journal of Occupational Psychology, 1979, Vol. 52, 129 - 148

Investigation

Public:
Factory workers, blue collar, UK, 1977
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 590
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Two structured interviews

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are...?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
         sample 1       sample 2
range:   1 - 3          1 - 3
M    :   2,24           2,12
Ms'  :   6.2            5.6
SD   :   0.53           0.71
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Finally, will you consider some other aspects of your life at the present moment, and indicate how satisfied  you feel about each in turn....... Taking everything together, your life -as-a-whole- these  days.......?

1  I'm extremely dissatisfied
2  I'm very dissatisfied
3  I'm moderately dissatisfied
4  I'm not sure
5  I'm moderately satisfied
6  I'm very satisfied
7  I'm extremely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Overall life-satisfaction
Error estimates:
Reliability: Validity:
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.13 6.90
SD:
1.28

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Chronological age Current age (in years) Skill level Skill level of occupation Work involvement Current concern about work Intrinsic job motivation Reasons for working Higher order need strength Reasons for working Perceived intrinsic job characteristics Satisfaction with work itself Total job satisfaction Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Intrinsic job satisfaction Satisfaction with aspects of work Extrinsic job satisfaction Satisfaction with aspects of work Job itself intrinsicsatisfaction Satisfaction with aspects of work Working conditions extrinsic satisfaction Satisfaction with aspects of work Employee relations satisfaction Satisfaction with colleagues Overall job satisfaction Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Total life satisfaction Mixed multiple life-appraisals Satisfaction with personal life Satisfaction with multiple domains of life Satisfaction with standards and achievement Current satisfaction with nation Satisfaction with life style Satisfaction with multiple domains of life Overall life satisfaction O-HL by O-SL Self rated anxiety Anxious Overall self-rated anxiety Anxious