Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Current occupation

StudyGurin et al. (1960): study US 1957
TitleAmericans View their Mental Health. A Nationwide Interview Survey.
SourceBasic Books, 1960, New York, USA ( Reprint in 1980, Arno Press, New York, USA)
Public21+ aged, general public, USA,1957
Sample
Non-Response13%; 5% not at home, 8% refusals
Respondents N =2460

Correlate
Author's labelOccupation
Page in Source 223
Our classificationCurrent occupation
Operationalization
0 All
1 Specific occupation


Professionals, technicians
  

Managers, proprietors


Clerical workers


Sales workers


Skilled workers


Semi-skilled workers

Unskilled workers


Farmers
Remarks
Computed for presently married employed persons only. 
Males were categorized according to their own 
occupation and females according to their husband's 
occupation.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaG= +
Professionals, technicans:
Males   : G' = +.12 (ns)
Females : G' = +.30 (01)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaG= +
Managers, proprietors:
Males   : G' = +.21 (05)
Females : G' = +.15 (ns)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaG=
Clerical workers:
Males   : G' = -.11 (ns)
Females : G' = +.09 (ns)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaG= +
Sales workers:
Males   : G' = +.25 (05)
Females : G' = +.28 (05)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaG=
Skilled workers:
Males   : G' = -.03 (ns)
Females : G' = +.03 (ns)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaG= -
Semi-skilled workers:
Females : G' =  -.16 (ns)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaG= -
Unskilled workers:
Males   : G' = -.24 (05)
Females : G' = -.36 (01)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaG= -
Farmers:
Males   : G' = -.16 (ns)
Females : G' = -.08 (ns)


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaSelfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....?
3 very happy
2 pretty happy
1 not too happy


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
GGOODMAN & Kruskal's GAMMA
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: ordinal, Happinessl: ordinal
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning:
G = 0 no rank correlation
G = +1 strongest possible rank correlation, where high correlate values correspond to high happiness ratings.
G = -1 strongest possible rank correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness ratings.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl