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Studies

Abbott et al. (2011): study ZZ Various nation sets 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Abbott, P.; Sapsford, R.; Wallace, C.
Title:
Surviving the Transformation: Social quality in Central Asia and the Caucusus
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies 12: 199-223

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Georgia, 2001
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 2000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

How satisfied are you all things considered with your life as a whole these days?
4  definitely satisfied
3  quite satisfied
2  rather dissatisfied
1  definitely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-c
Author's label:
Life Satisfaction
Remarks:
Mean computend by WDH team from tab;e 2
Page in publication:
207
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.28

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Economic situation of family Satisfaction with income\finances Evalution material living conditions Sufficiency of current income Can not afford basic food `objective` poverty
How much one spends on eating
Most people can be trusted Trust in people Trust goverenment Trust in government Trust institutions Trust in institutions Fear of crime Perceived safety in vinicity Active member of organization Membership of voluntary organizations Nationality: identification with main ethnic group Ethnic status in Kyrgyzstan Social resource Perceived availability of social support Personal support Perceived availability of social support Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Employed Trend average happiness in employment categories Friend discuss important matters with Number of close friends Political influence Perceived political control Basic freedoms Current absence of restrictions (social freedom)
Freedom in nations
Sense of malaise Current stress
Current psycho-somatic complaints
Freedom of choice and control Ability to choose (psychological freedom)
Inner locus of control
Self reported health Self-perceived health Control Inner locus of control
Satisfaction with own competences
Efficacious, productive
Education Level of school-education Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Social qualities Social resources
Life-appraisals