Findings on happiness in Baltatescu & Cummins (2004): study RO Bihor county 2003

Author(s)Baltatescu, S.M.; Cummins, R.A.
TitleSubjective Wellbeing in a Post-Communist Country: Romania's International Wellbeing Index.
SourcePowerpoint presentation at 6th Conference ISQOLS, November 2004, Philadelphia, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, Bihor County, North-West Romania, 2003
Collect period11
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability area sample
Respondents N =368
Non Response38%
 Non-response rate: 30%. 8% of the cases were also removed.
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 At respondent's home
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Thinking about your own life and personal circumstances, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole? 1 very dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 neutral 6 7 8 9 10 very satisfied First item in Cummins' 'Personal Well-being Scale' (labels used until 2005)
Author's labelSatisfaction with Life as a whole
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AchievementS02ae02Satisfaction with own accomplishments
Age groupsA04abCurrent age (in years)
CommunityL17ab01cPerceived cohesion in community
CommunityL17ac04Satisfaction with local social contacts, also classified as above ↑
Educational statusE01ab02Level of school-education
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
HealthH14af04Satisfaction with health
Household income in equivalent adultsI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
PWI domainsL04ad02Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
RelationshipsI07af02Satisfaction with intimacy
SafetyL17ab02bSatisfaction with safety in community
SecurityI01af05cSatisfaction with financial security
SecurityW07ab02Specific worries , also classified as above ↑
Standard of livingI01af05eSatisfaction with standard of living