Findings on happiness in Noble (2009): study UA Kharkiv oblast 2007

Author(s)Noble, O.
TitleSubjective Well-Being: A Ukrainian Case Study.
SourceThesis, 2009, University College London, UK
Public18-85 aged, general public, 2 districts in city Kyiv, Ukraine, 2007
 people were asked on the street
Collect period4-9
Survey nameUnnamed Survey
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
Respondents N =136
 N = district Borshegovska: 86, district Pechersk: 50
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all into account, right now would you say that you are: 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication284
Remarksweighted mean: Borshegovka N=86 M=2.76 sd=0.86; Pechersk N=50 M=2.92 sd:0.72
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Being an active church memberR10ad02Participation in church
Being lonelyM11ac05aFeeling lonely (vs not)
Being married/cohabitingM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
City districtR01abCurrent area of residence
ControlP05boInner locus of control
ControlS02ab02Self perceived autonomy, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Having a religionR10abCurrent religious beliefs
Having childrenC03ad01Satisfaction with having children at all
Having trust in generalT04ab02Trust in people
Having trust in generalP05dgTrusting, also classified as above ↑
HealthH13ab02aGlobal health rating
Household relationsH19ad03Attitudes to household-members
Household relationsI06afAttitudes to intimates, also classified as above ↑
Liking your blockH21aeAttitudes to housing
Liking your blockL14ac01Attitudes to local build envirinment, also classified as above ↑
Liking your neighbourhoodL16ac02Attitude to neighborhood
Relative HappinessH03ab03cPerceived difference with own happiness
Relative satisfaction with financesI01af05Satisfaction with income\finances
Satisfaction with financesI01af05bSatisfaction with financial situation
Saving money in the past yearI01ac03Being able to save