- Adults, general public, 15 cities in developed nations, 1992-1995
- N = 20000
- Non Response:
Observation and survey data.
- Authors's Label
- Pace of life
- Our Classification
- Error Estimates
- Correlations of overall index with components: r= A: +.76, B: +.80, C: +.69. Intercorrelations: A-B: +.48, A-C: +.25, B-C: +.32
- Data available on both happiness and pace of life: Switserland, Japan, Italy, England, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Poland, Singapore, United States, Canada, South Korea, Hungary, Greece, Mexico
- Index of:
A Walking speed
B Postal speed
C Clock deviation
Observation in cities
A: Walking speed. Male and female walking speed over a distance of 60 feet was measured in at least two locations in main downtown areas in each city. Measurements were taken during main business hours on clear summer days. Only pedestrians walking alone were used.
B: Postal speed. The time it took postal workers to complete a standard rewuest for stamps was measured in each country. The dependent measure was the time elapsed between the pasing of the note and completion of the request. A minimum of eight postal clerks were approached in each city.
C: Clock accuracy. As a sample of concern with clock time, the accuracy of 15 clocks, in randomly selected downtown banks, werd checked in each country.