Findings on happiness in Blood (1969): study US 1967

Author(s)Blood, M.R.
TitleWork Values and Job Satisfaction.
SourceJournal of Applied Psychology, 1969, Vol. 53, 456 - 459
DOIDOI: 10.1037/h0028653
PublicMilitary, airforce, low rank maintenance jobs, USA, 196?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability chunk sample, using 114 fulltime students in courses in aircraft maintenance and 306 Ss permanently assigned on a variety of low skill level tasks.
Respondents N =420
Non Response6%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: ".......satisfaction with life........." (full question not reported) Responses scored pictorial faces scale consisting on several smilies, expressing variations from very unhappy to very happy. (Pictures not presented here) 1 unhappy face 2 3 4 neutral face 5 6 7 happy face (Pictures not presented here) Name: Kunin's `Faces Scale'
Author's labelSatisfaction with life in general.
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Anti Protestant ethicV02ab03Work values
EducationE01abCurrent education
Explained varianceS15ab10Socio-demographic + values
Explained varianceS15ad01Summed effects of earlier + current conditions, also classified as above ↑
Fathers occupationF01ag03Parents occupation
OccupationO01acCharacteristics of current occupation
OccupationW04ab14Security of job, also classified as above ↑
Rro Protestant ethicV02ab03Work values