A quantitative synthesis of literature on work status and subjective well being

Marilyn J. Haring, Morris A. Okun, William A. Stock

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Metanalytic techniques were used to synthesize results of studies on the relation of work status (retired, employed part time, employed full time) and subjective well being (SWB). The weighted mean of the work status/SWB relation across all studies was .18. When zero-order associations between work status and SWB were used as dependent variables, significant predictors of that relation were the way in which work status was operationalized, ratings of quality of study, year of publication for studies, and age midrange of samples. Gender was not a significant predictor of the work status/SWB relation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-324
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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