Findings on happiness in Tucker et al. (2006): study ZZ East-West pairs 1999

Publication
Author(s)Tucker, K.L.; Boehm, J.K.; Lyubomirsky, S.; Ozer, D.J.
TitleTesting for Measurement Invariance in the Satisfaction with Life Scale: A Comparison of Russians and North Americans.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2006, Vol. 78, 341 - 360
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-005-1037-5
Investigation
PublicStudents and community members, US and Russia, 1999
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Both student samples were recruited in psychology classes and received either course credit or 5$ payment, and Russian community members were recruited at their workplaces and received 5$ for the participation.
Respondents N =277
 86 US students, aged 17-24, 59% female 66 Russian students, aged 17-28, 73% female 62 US community members, aged 18-62, 64% female 63 Russian Community Members, aged 18-66, 65% female
Non Response0
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: In most ways my life is close to ideal 1 strongly disagree 2 disagree 3 slightly disagree 4 neither agree, nor disagree 5 slightly agree 6 agree 7 strongly agree Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
ClassificationO-V-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's labelMy life is close to my ideal
Page in publication347
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean4.14
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question: The conditions of my life are excellent 1 strongly disagree 2 disagree 3 slightly disagree 4 neither agree, nor disagree 5 slightly agree 6 agree 7 strongly agree Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
ClassificationO-SLC-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's labelConditions of my life are excellent
Page in publication347
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean4.26
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question: I am satisfied with my life. 1 strongly disagree 2 disagree 3 slightly disagree 4 neither agree, nor disagree 5 slightly agree 6 agree 7 strongly agree Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
ClassificationO-SLu-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's labelI am satisfied with my life
Page in publication347
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean4.86
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question: Sofar, I have achieved the most important things I want in life. 1 strongly disagree 2 disagree 3 slightly disagree 4 neither agree, nor disagree 5 slightly agree 6 agree 7 strongly agree Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
ClassificationC-RA-h-sq-v-7-a
Author's labelI have gotten the important things
Page in publication347
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean4.47
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Nationality Americans (vs Russians)N10abCurrent nation of residence
Students vs community membersS01ac01aInvolved in schooling or not