Findings on happiness in Iris & Barrett (1972): study US 1970

Author(s)Iris, B.; Barrett, G.V.
TitleSome Relations between Job and Life Satisfaction and Job Importance.
SourceJournal of Applied Psychology, 1972, Vol. 56, 301 - 304
DOIDOI: 10.1037/h0033095
PublicMale supervisors, chemical plant, USA, 197?
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability cluster sample
 Probability samples of first level male supervisors from two departments, A or B, of a large southern chemical plant. Each sample contained approximately 20% of the foremen of that department. Sample A (N = 34) contained Ss of lower age, less education, lower income, shorter length of tenure in comparison with sample B (N = 35). Sample A had been identified as a 'problem' group with low morale. Sample B foremen were significantly more satisfied with life (t = 3.91, 05) and job (t = 2.63, 05) than were those of sample A.
Respondents N =69
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "Which of these statements here comes nearest to saying how you feel about your life in general? Would you say you are .....?" 5 completely satisfied 4 well satisfied 3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 2 a little dissatisfied 1 very dissatisfied
Author's labelOverall satisf. with life in general.
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Perceived importanceof specific aspects of the jobshow  Preferred work-conditions
Satisfaction with jobshow  Satisfaction with aspects of work