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Studies

Abbott & Wallace (2012): study KZ 2010

Publication

Author(s):
Abbott, P.; Wallace, C.
Title:
Satisfaction and Societal Quality in Kazakhstan.
Source:
Selin, H.; Davey, G.; Eds.: "Happiness Across Cultures. Views of Happiness and Quality of Life in Non-Western Cultures Across Cultures. The History of Non-Westeren Science 6.", , Springer, 2012, New York, USA, 107 - 120

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, Kazakhstan, 2010
Survey name:
KZ-Health in Times of Transition Project HITT
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1800
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self rating on single question:

Please rate your feelings about .. Using this 1 to 10 scale
.. Your life as a whole right now
1  very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-j
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Page in publication:
111
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.78 6.42

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Economic situation of the family Material standard of living Evaluation of material living conditions Relative income Basic food `objective` poverty
How much one eats
Most people can be trusted Trust in people Trust government Trust in institutions in nation Trust institutions Fear of being harassed or threatened on the street Perceived safety in vinicity Fear of being being robbed on the street Perceived safety in vinicity Abused for nationality Personal experience of ethnic discrimination Social resource Perceived availability of social support Practice Religion Current religious practices Active member of organization Membership of voluntary organizations Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Feeling lonely Feeling lonely (vs not) Meeting with friends Current contacts with friends Meeting with neighbours Social contacts in vinicity Meeting with relatives Contacts with relatives Malaise Feeling secure (vs threatened)
Current psycho-somatic complaints
Current stress
Self-reported health Self-perceived health Control Multiple aspect evaluations of life
Current anomy
Inner locus of control
Education Level of school-education Factors explaining general satisfaction Socio-demographic + health + life appraisals + social ties Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female)