Findings on happiness in DiGiacinto et al. (2007): study IT 2004

Author(s)DiGiacinto, M.; Ferrante, F.; Vistocco, D.
TitleCreativity and Happiness.
SourcePaper presented at teh International Conference ''Policy for Happiness'', June 2007, Siena, Italy
PublicEmployees, Italy, 2004
 Only data on employees are extracted to limit noise on income data.
Last assesment2006
Survey nameNot available
 Survey on Household Income and Wealth (SHIW) by the Bank of Italy.
SampleSampling not reported
 Employed people selected from general public sample.
Respondents N =1240
 The whole survey includes 8000 households distributed in 300 Italian municipalities and 103 provinces.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Method of assesment is not specified in the paper and is assumed.
General remarksPeriod not specified but assumed based on details in the paper.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: .. Your overall quality of life (full text not reported) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication20
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.64

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
AreaR01ab16Region in Italy
Cognitive and non-cognitive abilitiesE01ab02Level of school-education
Creative environmentL12ab04acCultural facilities in vinicity
Creative environmentL12LOCAL: ECONOMY, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
IncomeI01ab01Personal income
Marital statusM02aa03Married vs divorced
Marital statusM02aa01Married vs never married, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02aa04Married vs separated , also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02aa02Married vs widowed, also classified as above ↑