Findings on happiness in Shamir (1985): study IL 1983 /1

Author(s)Shamir, B.
TitleSex Differences in Psychological Adjustment to Unemployment and Reemployment: A Question of Commitment, Alternatives or Finance?
SourceSocial Problems, 1985, Vol. 33, 67 - 79
Public27-47 aged academics, unemployed and reemployed, Israel, 1983
Collect period4-6
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability purposive sampling. Questionnaires were mailed to individuals with academic qualifications who registered as unemployed with the Employment Service of the Israeli Ministry of Labour and Welfare in all parts of Israel between September 1982 and April 1983.
Respondents N =432
Non Response61,5 %
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "On the whole, how is your general mood these days....?" 1 bad almost all the time 2 3 4 5 good almost all the time"
Author's labelGeneral morale
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.94

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Employment statusE02aa02abFalling unemployed
Employment statusE02aa02acGetting (re)employed, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
Male sexG01aaSex (male vs female)