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Quality of Employment Survey, 1972-1973

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Quinn, Robert P.
  • Mangione, Thomas W.
  • Seashore, Stanley E.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-05-10
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Labor. Employment Standards Administration
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Language
English
Free Keywords
career development; career expectations; employee benefits; employment; health status; job expectations; job satisfaction; job stress; labor force; labor (work); life satisfaction; occupational safety and health; occupations; wages and salaries; work; work environment; workers; workplaces
Description
  • Abstract

    This study contains data on the working conditions of 1,455 workers aged 16 and older who were working for pay for 20 or more hours per week in the United States in the period 1972-1973. This survey is the second undertaken by the investigators to provide an overview of working conditions in the American labor force. The aims of this survey and many of the questions that were asked were comparable to those of the related collection, SURVEY OF WORKING CONDITIONS, 1969-1970 (ICPSR 3507). Among the major aims of this survey were: (1) assessment of the frequency and severity of work-related problems experienced by employed people in general and by major demographic and occupational subgroups, (2) identification of major demographic or occupational groups that were most affected by these problems, (3) development of valid measures of job satisfaction suitable for use with samples of workers in heterogenous occupations and under a variety of conditions, (4) assessment of the impact of working conditions upon the well-being of workers, especially their physical and mental well-being, and (5) establishment of normative statistics that might permit other investigators to compare their data from more limited subsamples of workers with national norms. The major measures used in both surveys were the frequency and severity of labor standards problems, the quality of employment indicators that were shown to be predictors of job satisfaction, the job satisfaction indices themselves, and the ratings of important job facets. Respondents were asked questions about many facets of their job situations and other areas of their lives that might be affected by their jobs in order to assess the impact of work on them. Questions included job tension, security, physical health, job satisfaction, and financial well-being. A series of questions regarding job expectations were also asked. Additional questions probed respondents' feelings about their relationship with their supervisors and their overall contentment with their jobs and with life in general. This survey differs from the earlier survey in the greater emphasis that was placed on questions related to respondents' physical health, drinking habits, and career development. The structured interview schedule contained both closed and open-ended questions. Many of the open-ended questions were directed at estimating the frequency and type of labor standards problems, such as those with unions, discrimination, physical working conditions, wages, and work schedules. Demographic variables provide information on age, sex, race, education, and income.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972 / 1973
    Time period: 1972--1973
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
A national probability sample of 1,455 currently employed workers aged 16 and older who were working for pay for 20 or more hours per week in the period 1972-1973.
Collection Mode
  • 1) See the related collections, QUALITY OF EMPLOYMENT SURVEY, 1973-1977: PANEL (ICPSR 7696), and QUALITY OF EMPLOYMENT SURVEY, 1977: CROSS-SECTION (ICPSR 7689). 2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Availability
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This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3510 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Lambert, Eric G., Hogan, Nancy Lynne, Barton, Shannon M.. The Impact of Job Satisfaction on Turnover Intent: A Test of a Structural Measurement Model Using a National Sample of Workers. Social Science Journal.38, 233-250.2001.
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  • Lashbrook, Jeff. Promotional timetables: An exploratory investigation of age norms for promotional expectations and their association with job well-being. Gerontologist.36, (2), 189 -1996.
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  • Brown, Charles, Medoff, James L.. The Employer Size-Wage Effect. Journal of Political Economy.97, (5), 1027-1059.1989.
    • ID: 10.1086/261642 (DOI)
  • Farber, Henry S.. Trends in Worker Demand for Union Representation. American Economic Review.79, (2), 166-171.1989.
  • Harlan, Sharon L.. Opportunity and Attitudes Toward Job Advancement in a Manufacturing Firm. Social Forces.67, (3), 766-788.1989.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2579542 (URL)
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    • ID: 10.1177/0730888489016002005 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1177/0730888488015001005 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1177/0730888487014002008 (DOI)
  • Lorence, Jon. A Test of 'Gender' and 'Job' Models of Sex Differences in Job Involvement. Social Forces.66, (1), 121-142.1987.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2578903 (URL)
  • Lorence, Jon. Age Differences in Work Involvement: Analyses of Three Explanations. Work and Occupations.14, (4), 533-557.1987.
    • ID: 10.1177/0730888487014004004 (DOI)
  • Moen, Phyllis, Dempster-McClain, Donna I.. Employed Parents: Role Strain, Work Time, and Preferences for Working Less. Journal of Marriage and Family.49, (3), 579-590.1987.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/352203 (URL)
  • Wharton, Amy S., Baron, James N.. So Happy Together? The Impact of Gender Segregation on Men at Work. American Sociological Review.52, (5), 574-587.1987.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2095595 (URL)
  • Martin, Jack K., Miller, George A.. Job Satisfaction and Absenteeism: Organizational, Individual, and Job-Related Correlates. Work and Occupations.13, (1), 33-46.1986.
    • ID: 10.1177/0730888486013001003 (DOI)
  • Moore, Helen A., Ollenburger, Jane C.. What Sex is Your Parachute? Interest Inventory/Counseling Models and the Perpetuation of the Sex/Wage Segregation of the Labor Market. Work and Occupations.13, (4), 511-531.1986.
    • ID: 10.1177/0730888486013004004 (DOI)
  • Lorence, Jon, Mortimer, Jeylan T.. Job Involvement Through the Life Course: A Panel Study of Three Age Groups. American Sociological Review.50, (5), 618-638.1985.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2095378 (URL)
  • Lowther, Malcolm A., Gill, Stephen J., Loppard, Larry C.. Age and the determants of teacher job satisfaction. Gerontologist.25, (5), 520-525.1985.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/25.5.520 (DOI)
  • Martin, Jack K., Hanson, Sandra L.. Sex, Family Wage-Earning Status, and Satisfaction with Work. Work and Occupations.12, (1), 91-109.1985.
    • ID: 10.1177/0730888485012001006 (DOI)
  • Allen, Steven G.. Trade Unions, Absenteeism, and Exit-Voice. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.37, (3), 331-345.1984.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2523729 (URL)
  • Hedley, R. Alan. Work-Nonwork Contexts and Orientations to Work: A Crucial Test. Work and Occupations.11, (3), 353-376.1984.
    • ID: 10.1177/0730888484011003005 (DOI)
  • Ronen, Simcha, Sadan, Simcha. Job Attitudes Among Different Occupational Status Groups: An Economic Analysis. Work and Occupations.11, (1), 77-97.1984.
    • ID: 10.1177/0730888484011001005 (DOI)
  • Allen, Steven G.. How Much Does Absenteeism Cost?. Journal of Human Resources.18, (3), 379 -1983.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/145207 (URL)
  • Janson, Philip, Martin, Jack K.. Further evidence of the relationship of job satisfaction to age: Response to Mastekaasa. Social Forces.11, (3), 319-332.1983.
  • Kalleberg, Arne L., Loscocco, Daryn A.. Aging, values,a nd rewards: Explaining age differences in job satisfaction. American Sociological Review.48, (1), 78-90.1983.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2095146 (URL)
  • Olson, Craig A., Becker, Brian E.. Sex Discrimination and the Promotion Process. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.36, (4), 624-641.1983.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2522934 (URL)
  • Treiman, Donald J., Roos, Patricia A.. Sex and Earnings in Industrial Society: A Nine-Nation Comparison. American Journal of Sociology.89, (3), 612-653.1983.
    • ID: 10.1086/227907 (DOI)
  • Hollinger, Richard, Clark, John. Employee Deviance: A Response to the Perceived Quality of Work Experience. Work and Occupations.9, (1), 97-114.1982.
    • ID: 10.1177/0730888482009001006 (DOI)
  • Janson, Philip, Martin, Jack K.. Job satisfaction and age: A test of two views. Social Forces.60, (4), 1089-1102.1982.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2577879 (URL)
  • Lord, George F., III, Falk, William W.. Hidden Income and Segmentation: Structural Determinants of Fringe Benefits. Social Science Quarterly.63, (2), 208-224.1982.
  • Fennell, Mary L., Rodin, Miriam B., Kantor, Glenda K.. Problems in the work setting, drinking, and reasons for drinking. Social Forces.60, (1), 114-132.1981.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2577935 (URL)
  • Kalleberg, Arne L., Wallace, Michael, Althauser, Robert P.. Economic segmentation, workder power, and income inequality. American Journal of Sociology.87, (3), 651-683.1981.
    • ID: 10.1086/227499 (DOI)
  • Duncan, Greg J., Stafford, Frank P.. Do Union Members Receive Compensating Wage Differentials?. American Economic Review.70, (3), 355-371.1980.
  • Kalleberg, Arne L., Griffin, Larry J.. Class, occupation, and inequality in job rewards. American Journal of Sociology.85, (4), 731-768.1980.
    • ID: 10.1086/227087 (DOI)
  • Stolzenberg, Ross M.. Bringing the boss back in: Employer size, employee schooling, and socioeconomic achievement. American Sociological Review.43, (6), 813-828.1978.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2094623 (URL)
  • Wright, James D., Hamilton, Richard F.. Work satisfaction and age: Some evidence for the 'job change' hypothesis. Social Forces.56, (4), 1140-1158.1978.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2577515 (URL)
  • Bibb, Roert, Form, William H.. The effects of industrial, occupational and sex stratification on wages in blue-collar markets. Social Forces.55, (4), 974-996.1977.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2577567 (URL)
  • Kalleberg, Arne L.. Work values and job rewards: A theory of job satisfaction. American Sociological Review.42, (1), 124-143.1977.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2117735 (URL)
  • Staines, G., Quinn, R., Shepard, L.. Trends in occupational sex discrimination: 1969-1973. Industrial Relations.15, (1), 88-98.1976.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1468-232X.1976.tb00625.x (DOI)
  • Juster, F., Duncan, G.. Going beyond current income. American Behavioral Scientist.18, (3), 369-386.1975.
    • ID: 10.1177/000276427501800304 (DOI)
  • Mandilovitch, M., Quinn, R.. Education and job satisfaction: A questionable payoff. 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.Atlanta, GA. 1975.
  • Mangione, T.W., Quinn, R.. Job satisfaction, counterproductive behavior, and drug use at work. Journal of Applied Psychology.60, 114-116.1975.
    • ID: 10.1037/h0076355 (DOI)
  • Quinn, R., Levitan, T.. Attitudes toward work: Some similarities and differences between men and women. meeting of the American Statistical Association.Atlanta, GA. 1975.
  • Seashore, S., Taber, T.. Job satisfaction indicators and their correlates. American Behavioral Scientist.18, (3), 333-368.1975.
    • ID: 10.1177/000276427501800303 (DOI)
  • Anonymous. Changing patterns of occupational opportunity. Manpower Report of the President.Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office. 1974.
  • Hansen, D.. Sex differences and supervision. 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association.New Orleans. 1974.
  • Juster, F., Duncan, G.. Some benefits and costs of going beyond current income. Conference on Quality of Employment Indicators.Silver Spring, MD. 1974.
  • Levitin, T., Quinn, R.. Changes in attitudes toward sex roles and occupations. Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.. 1974.
  • Mangione, T.W., Quinn, R.. Job satisfaction, counterproductive behavior, and drug use at work. 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association.New Orleans. 1974.
  • Margolis, B., Kroes, W., Quinn, R.. Job stress: An unlisted hazard. Journal of Occupational Medicine.16, 659-661.1974.
  • Quinn, R.. Program dvelopment for the workplace: Necessary questions and hidden assumptions. 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association.New Orleans. 1974.
  • Quinn, R.. Strategy issues in the development of quality of employment indicators. Meeting of the American Statistical Association.. 1974.
  • Quinn, R.. Strategy issues in the development of quality of employment indicators. Conference on Quality of Employment Indicators.Silver Spring, MD. 1974.
  • Quinn, R., Mangione, T., Mandilovitch, M.. Job satisfaction: A new survey -- no more, no less. American Federationist.81, (1), 22-24.1974.
  • Quinn, Robert P., Shepard, Linda J.. The 1972-73 Quality of Employment Survey: Descriptive Statistics, with Comparison Data from the 1969-70 Survey of Working Conditions. Ann Arbor, MI: Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. 1974.
  • Quinn, Robert P., Staines, Graham L., McCullough, Margaret R.. Job Satisfaction: Is There a Trend?. Manpower Research Monograph.30, Washington, DC: United States Department of Labor. 1974.
  • Staines, G., McCullough, M., Quinn, R.. Is worker discontent rising?. Economic Outlook USA.1, (3), 10-11.1974.
  • Duncan, G., Cowan, C.. Labor market discrimination and nonpecuniary work rewards. Survey of Consumers: Contributions to Behavioral Economics.Ann Arbor: Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. 1973.
  • Quinn R., Mangione, T., Mandilovitch, M.. Evaluating working conditions in America. Monthly Labor Review.96, (11), 32-41.1973.

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Quinn, Robert P.; Mangione, Thomas W.; Seashore, Stanley E. (1984): Quality of Employment Survey, 1972-1973. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03510.v1