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Study Report

Study Number: CA-018-003-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1977

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Quality of employment survey, 1977: cross-section.  [machine-readable data file] / Quinn, Robert P.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7689

Number of Files Received: 2

Comments: Data can be obtained via ftp from ICPSR by DPLS staff.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy, 2 volumes: one codebook and one dictionary file. A hard copy report: The 1977 Quality of Employment Survey: Descriptive Statistics, with Comparison Data from the 1969-1970 Survey of Working Conditions and the 1972-1973 Quality of Employment Survey.

Abstract: This is the third survey of its type that was undertaken in order to provide an overview of working conditions in the American labor force. A majority of the questions used in this study were taken from the Survey of Working Conditions, 1969-1970, and the Quality of Employment Survey, 1972-1973. The survey utilized a national probability sample of persons 16 years old or older who were working for pay for 20 or more hours per week. Although households were sampled at a constant rate, designated respondents had variable selection rates according to the number of eligible persons within a household. Therefore, each respondent was weighted by the number of persons in the household. The 1977 survey was sponsored by the Employee Standards Administration, United States Department of Labor. It has many of the same aims as the previous studies. Information was collected about the impact of work upon the worker in terms of such things as satisfaction, job tension, security, physical health, and financial well-being. The major measures used in each of the three surveys were the frequency and severity of labor standards problems, the quality of employment indicators which were shown to be predictors of job satisfaction, the job satisfaction indices themselves, and ratings of important job facets. This is a cross-section version of the data. Information was obtained for this study from a sample of 1,515 respondents. There are approximately 900 variables. A panel study covering the years 1973-1977 is also available (Quality of Employment Survey, 1973-1977: Panel--ICPSR 7696).

SUBJECT TERMS: employment. jobs. quality of life. social attitudes and behavior. work. working conditions. United States.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Quinn, Robert P., and Graham L. Staines. The 1977 Quality of Employment Survey: Descriptive Statistics, with Comparison Data from the 1969-1970 Survey of Working Conditions and the 1972-1973 Quality of Employment Survey, Ann Arbor, MI: Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan, 1979. Staines, Graham L., and Robert P. Quinn. ''American Workers Evaluate the Quality of Their Jobs,'' Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 102, No. 1, January 1979.

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