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Quality of Employment Survey, 1977: Cross-Section

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Quinn, Robert
  • Staines, Graham
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-05-10
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Labor. Employment Standards Administration
Language
English
Free Keywords
child care; employee benefits; employment; employment discrimination; family life; family work relationship; job satisfaction; job security; job stress; labor force; labor standards; labor unions; leisure; life satisfaction; work attitudes; work environment; workers; working hours
Description
  • Abstract

    This study contains data on the working conditions of 1,515 workers aged 16 and older who were working for pay for 20 or more hours per week in the United States in 1977. This survey is the third 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 collections, SURVEY OF WORKING CONDITIONS, 1969-1970 (ICPSR 3507), and QUALITY OF EMPLOYMENT SURVEY, 1972-1973 (ICPSR 3510). The major measures used in each of the three 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 was also asked. Additional questions probed respondents' feelings about their overall contentment with their jobs and with life in general. This survey differs from the earlier surveys in the greater emphasis that was placed on questions related to respondents' feelings about their work culture, physical work environment, discrimination at work, job fringe benefits, and labor unions, as well as child care provisions, nature of time spent with children and spouse, use of leisure time, and electoral participation. Demographic variables provide information on age, sex, marital status, race, education, and income.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1977
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
A national probability sample of 1,515 currently employed workers aged 16 and older who were working for pay for 20 or more hours per week in 1977.
Collection Mode
  • This is a cross-section version of the data. For a panel study version of the data, see the related collection, QUALITY OF EMPLOYMENT SURVEY, 1973-1977: PANEL (ICPSR 7696).

Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7689 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07689.v1
Publications
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    • ID: 10.1177/0730888494021003001 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1007/BF01115489 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1086/229901 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1086/229971 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1177/089124392006002009 (DOI)
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    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2579353 (URL)
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    • ID: 10.1177/0730888490017003001 (DOI)
  • Bielby, William T., Bielby, Denise D.. Family Ties: Balancing Commitments to Work and Family in Dual Earner Households. American Sociological Review.54, (5), 776-789.1989.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2117753 (URL)
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    • ID: 10.1086/261642 (DOI)
  • Coverman, Shelley. Role Overload, Role Conflict, and Stress: Addressing Consequences of Multiple Role Demands. Social Forces.67, (4), 965-982.1989.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2579710 (URL)
  • Farber, Henry S.. Trends in Worker Demand for Union Representation. American Economic Review.79, (2), 166-171.1989.
  • Halaby, Charles N., Weakliem, David L.. Worker Control and Attachment to the Firm. American Journal of Sociology.95, (3), 549-591.1989.
    • ID: 10.1086/229326 (DOI)
  • Weakliem, David L.. The employment contract: A test of the transaction cost theory. Sociological Forum.4, (2), 203-226.1989.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF01112421 (DOI)
  • Bielby, Denise D., Bielby, William T.. She Works Hard for the Money: Household Responsibilities and the Allocation of Work Effort. American Journal of Sociology.93, (5), 1031-1059.1988.
    • ID: 10.1086/228863 (DOI)
  • Fiorito, Jack, Gallagher, Daniel G., Fukami, Cynthia V.. Satisfaction with Union Representation. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.41, (2), 294-307.1988.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2523638 (URL)
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    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2095729 (URL)
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  • 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)
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    • ID: 10.1177/0730888487014004004 (DOI)
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  • Schwochau, Susan. Union Effects on Job Attitudes. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.40, (2), 209-224.1987.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2523287 (URL)
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  • Eichar, Douglas M., Thompson, John L. P.. Alienation, Occupational Self-Direction, and Worker Consciousness: An Exploration. Work and Occupations.13, (1), 47-65.1986.
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    • ID: 10.1177/0730888486013001007 (DOI)
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    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2523769 (URL)
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    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/352263 (URL)
  • 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)
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    • ID: 10.1093/geront/25.5.520 (DOI)
  • Pleck, Joseph H., Staines, Graham L.. Work Schedules and Family Life in Two-Earner Couples. Journal of Family Issues.6, (1), 61-82.1985.
    • ID: 10.1177/019251385006001005 (DOI)
  • Nock, Steven L., Kingston, Paul William. The Family Work Day. Journal of Marriage and Family.46, (2), 333-343.1984.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/352465 (URL)
  • Robinson, James C.. Racial Inequality and the Probability of Occupation-Related Injury or Illness. Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly.62, (4), 567-590.1984.
  • Robinson, James Claude. Work and Health: An Economic and Policy Analysis. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley. 1984.
  • Coverman, Shelley. Gender, Domestic Labor Time, and Wage Inequality. American Sociological Review.48, (5), 623-637.1983.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2094923 (URL)
  • Kwoka, John E., Jr.. Monopoly, Plant, and Union Effectson Worker Wages. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.36, (2), 251-257.1983.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2523076 (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)
  • Staines, Graham L., Quinn, Robert P.. American workers evaluate the quality of their jobs. Monthly Labor Review.102, (1), 3-12.1979.
  • Quinn, Robert P., Staines, Graham L.. 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: University of Michigan, Survey Research Center. 1978.

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Quinn, Robert; Staines, Graham (1984): Quality of Employment Survey, 1977: Cross-Section. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07689