Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Subject code: W05ad01

StudyStapel (1950): study NL 1948
TitleWhat is Job Satisfaction?
SourceThe Public Opinion Quarterly, 1950, Vol. 14, 551 - 554
URLhttps://academic.oup.com/poq/article/14/3/551/1832087
PublicWorking people, The Netherlands, 1948
SampleSelection from general population sample
Non-Responsenot reported
Respondents N =500

Correlate
Author's labelJob satisfaction
Page in Source 553
Our classificationSatisfaction with work-as-a-whole, code W05ad01
Operationalization
Self report on single question.
Text not reported.
3 yes
2 fair
1 no
Observed distributionSD = 0,0345

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HP-u-sq-v-3-atc=+.25 p < .00


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HP-u-sq-v-3-aSelfreport on single question:

Do you think of yourself as.......?
3 happy
2 fairly happy
1 unhappy?


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
tcKENDALL'S TAU-C (Also referred to as Stuart's tau-c)
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: ordinal, Happiness: ordinal
Range: [-1; +1]

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