Findings on happiness in Czapinski (1993): study PL 1993

Publication
Author(s)Czapinski, J.
TitlePolski Generalny Sondaz Dobrostanu Psychicznego 1991-1992. (Polisch General Well-Being Survey. Panel Study 1991-1992.)
SourcePolish Psychological Association Press, 1993, Warsaw, Poland
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/czapinski_j_1993.pdf
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, Poland, 1993
Collect period9
Survey namePGW-BS
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =2340
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life? Would you say.....? 4 very often 3 fairly often 2 occasionally 1 rarely or never
ClassificationM-FH-g-sq-v-4-a
RemarksValid responses: 1198
DKNA %48.7
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.16
Standard deviation0.76

Scores in1234
%8.628.711.12.8

Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
RemarksValid responses: 1266
DKNA %45.9
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean1.635.74
Standard deviation0.561.46

Scores in123
%22.229.72.2

Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? [ 10 ] best possible life [ 9 ] [ 8 ] [ 7 ] [ 6 ] [ 5 ] [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] [ 0 ] worst possible life Preceded by 1) open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now. Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
ClassificationC-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
RemarksValid responses: 2334
DKNA %0.2
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean4.804.80
Standard deviation1.881.88

Scores in012345678910
%1.22.96.712.518.027.513.78.56.31.60.9