Findings on happiness in Gillo (1973): study US Kansas 1971

Author(s)Gillo, M.W.
TitleStudies on the Nature of the Relationships between Job and Life Satisfactions: Towards a Comprehensive Model.
SourceUnpublished Dissertation, University of Kansas, 1973, USA
PublicWorkers, union members, Kansas City, USA, 197?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Probability cluster sample of workers, drawn from the ranks of a large utility union. Union members in three rather different plants: a manufacturing plant with assembly line operations, a public service plant, and an electronic equipment maintenance and installation plant. Both males and females.
Respondents N =213
Non Response73%, no return of mailed questionnaire. Unaffected by age, sex, Local's members
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Consider the ladder. It has 11 steps, from 0 to 10. Think of this ladder as representing different levels of happiness. Step 0 would stand for the least happy you could ever be. Step 10 would stand for the most happy you could ever be. Taking everything together, where on this ladder do you stand regarding your happiness?" [ 10 ] most happy you could ever be [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ 0 ] least happy you could ever be Name: Cantril's self-anchoring ladder rating of life (variant)
Author's labelOverall happiness.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.99

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Happiness with jobW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Happiness with leisure time activitiesL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities