Findings on happiness in Bamundo & Kopelman (1980): study US 1977

Author(s)Bamundo, P.J.; Kopelman, R.E.
TitleThe Moderating Effects of Occupation, Age, and Urbanization on the Relationship between Job Satisfaction and Life Satisfaction.
SourceJournal of Vocational Behavior, 1980, Vol. 17, 106 - 123
PublicHeads of households, USA, 1977
Survey nameNot available
 nationwide consume panel
SampleNot available
 Probability sample of approximately 2200 households. Median age: 35.8, national workforce median: 36.0, males: 66 %, females: 34 %, median family income: $15.000, median individual income: $ 12.475
Respondents N =911
Non Response59 %:overrepresentation of high income, high aducated metro-politans
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "In general, how satisfying do you find the way you're spending your life these days? Would you call it ......?" 3 completely satisfying 2 pretty satisfying 1 not very satisfying
Author's labelGeneral life-satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
IncomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Job longevityO01aa03History of current occupation
Job satisfactionW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Occupational levelO01abCurrent occupation
Residential City SizeL13ab02dSize of urban setting
Self-employmentE02aeCurrent employment arrangement