Findings on happiness in Ng et al. (2009): study ZZ World samples 2005

Publication
Author(s)Ng, W.; Aurora, R.; Diener, E.; Harter, J.K.
TitleAffluence, Feelings of Stress, and Well-Being.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 94, 257 - 271
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-008-9422-5
Investigation
Public15+ aged, general public, 121 nations, 2005-2006
 2005 to 2006
Survey nameGallupWorldPoll2006
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Probability random. Probability samples in nations, non-probability sample of nations.
Respondents N =125077
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
 In wealty nations through telephone surveys based on random-digit dialing. In poorer nations door-to-door interviews, randomly-selected.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? 10 best possible 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
ClassificationC-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's labelladder rating
Page in publication265
RemarksM = Rich nations: 6.71, Poor nations: 4.46
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Anger: on individual land nation levelN09ab01bcAverage mood
Anger: on individual land nation levelM14ac08Feeling friendly (vs hostile), also classified as above ↑
Depression on individual land nation evelN09ab01bcAverage mood
Depression on individual land nation evelH13ac04aDepressive (f31-33), also classified as above ↑
Depression on individual land nation evelM14ac04bFeeling down (vs not), also classified as above ↑
Depression on individual land nation evelN09ab01abPrevalence of mental illness, also classified as above ↑
Negative affect on individual and nation levelM14ac04bFeeling down (vs not)
Rich countries ( vs poor)N04acStandard of living in the nation
Rich people (vs poor)I01ac04Material standard of living
Sadness on individual and nation levelN09ab01bcAverage mood
Sadness on individual and nation levelM14ac04bFeeling down (vs not), also classified as above ↑
Stress on individual and nation levelM14ac15Feeling tranquil (vs restless)
Stress on individual and nation levelL04ac01nRelaxed (vs stressful), also classified as above ↑
Stress on individual and nation levelN09ab01cStress, also classified as above ↑
Worry on individual and nation levelW07ab01Amount of worrying
Worry on individual and nation levelN09ab01dWorriedness, also classified as above ↑