Study | Martin & Lichter (1983): study US Michigan 1973 |

Title | Geographic Mobility and Satisfaction with Life and Work. |

Source | Social Science Quarterly, 1983, Vol. 64, 524 - 534 |

Public | 16+ aged, employees, Michigan/US, followed 4 years, 1973-1977 |

Sample | Probability sample (unspecified) |

Non-Response | (43%) |

Respondents N = | 827 |

Correlate | |

Author's label | Perceived intrinsic job rewards |

Page in Source | 528,529, 531 |

Our classification | Earlier work-attitudes |

Operationalization | Self-report on five statements: How true is each statement for your job? A) The work is interesting b) I have an opportunity to develop my special abilities c) I can see the results of my work d) I am given the chance to do the things I do best e) I am given a lot of freedom to decide how I do my work f) The problems I am expected to solve are hard enough 1. Not at all true 2. Not too true 3. Undefined 4. Somewhat true |

Remarks | Assessed at T1 (1973) and T2 (1977) |

Observed Relation with Happiness | ||

Happiness Measure | Statistics | Elaboration/Remarks |

O-Sum-c-mq-v-7-d | Beta=+.06 ns | T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in perceived intrinsic job rewards (T2 happiness by T1-T2 change in perceived intrinsic job rewards, controlling for T1 happiness). Beta additionally controlled for: - T1-T2 residential moving - T1 income - T1 age - T1 education - T1-T2 change in intrinsic job rewards |

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used

Code | Full Text |

O-Sum-c-mq-v-7-d | Self-report on two questions: A) Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are: 1: not too happy 2: pretty happy 3: very happy B) In general, how satisfying do you find the ways you're spending your life these days? Would you call it: 1: not very satisfying 2: pretty satisfying 3: very satisfying Computation: A+B |

Appendix 2: Statistics used

Symbol | Explanation |

Beta | STANDARDIZED REGRESSION COEFFICIENT by LEAST SQUARES (OLS) Type: test statistic. Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric. Range: [-1 ; +1] Meaning: beta > 0 « a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average. beta < 0 « a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average. beta = 0 « no correlation. beta = + 1 or -1 « perfect correlation. |

Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl