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Studies

Abbott & Sapsford (2006): study RU 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Abbott, P.; Sapsford, R.
Title:
Life-Satisfaction in Post-Soviet Russia and Ukraine.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2006, Vol. 7, 251 - 287

Investigation

Public
18+ aged general public, Russia, 2001
Survey name
LLH Survey
Sample
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents
N = 4000
Non Response
27%
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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:
General satisfaction
Remarks:
% satisfied: 59,7
Page in publication:
256
Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days - would you say you are..?
4  very happy
3  pretty happy
2  not too happy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-ga
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
% happy: 74,7
Page in publication:
256, 263

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Education Level of school-education Employed Employed Economic situation `objective` poverty Basic food Being able to buy basic food Amenities Quality of house Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Social resource Index Perceived availability of social support Personal support Index Sources of current support Friend to confide in Intimate discussions with friends
Perceived availability of social support
Trust people Trust in people Trust government index Attitudes to government
Trust in government
Trust institutions index Trust in institutions Freedom of choice and control In control (vs drifting) Freedom Index Amount of restrictions perceived
Perceived freedom in nation
Self-reported health Global health self-rating Psycho-social health scale Scores on symptom inventories Limiting long-term health problem Self-perceived chronic illness Satisfaction: Security level Attitudes to social security
Satisfaction with welfare in nation
Satisfaction: Work Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Satisfaction: Conditions of Work Satisfaction with work conditions Satisfaction: Personal Income Satisfaction with income Satisfaction: Household Income Satisfaction with income Satisfaction: Health Satisfaction with health Political Satisfaction Evaluation of current situation of nation
Overall satisfaction with politics
Active in organisation Current participation in voluntary associations Personal control scale Current anomy
In control (vs drifting)
Happiness O-HL by O-SL