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Allardt (1973): study SE 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Allardt, E.
Title:
About Dimensions of Welfare: An Explanatory Analysis of a Comperative Scandinavian Survey.
Source:
Research Reports, Nr.1, Research Group for Comparative Sociology, University of Helsinki, 1973, Finland

Investigation

Public:
15-64 aged, general public, Sweden, 1972
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Do you feel your life at present is.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  quite unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
119
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 3%,   3: 54%,   4: 41%   (total 98%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.39 7.89
SD:
0.55 1.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Income Current income level (unspecified) Housing density Number of persons in household Education Level of school-education Social status 'Objective' socio-economic status Chronic illness Chronic illness Anxiety Current psycho-somatic complaints Frequency of meetings with relatives Contacts with relatives Number of friends Current number of friends Opportunities to make personal contacts Perceived opportunities for contacts Possibilities to decide on matters conc. one's life Amount of restrictions perceived Number of memberships in clubsand associations Membership of voluntary organizations Interesting life Interesting (vs boring) Easyness of life Easy (vs hard) Loneliness Perceived sufficiency of intimate contacts Feeling of being liked Perceived popularity Feeling of being able to use knowledge and skills Efficacious, productive Feeling of chance tosucceed Perceived chances for realization Gets sufficient attention Perceived sufficiency of intimate contacts Satisfaction with income Satisfaction with income Age Current age (in years) Male sex Sex (male vs female) Number of communities in whichlived Times moved in country