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Amos et al. (1982): study US Oklahoma 1978

Publication

Author(s):
Amos, O.M.; Hitt, M.A.; Warner, L.
Title:
Life Satisfaction and Regional Development: A Case Study of Oklahoma.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1982, Vol. 11, 319 - 331

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Oklahoma, USA, 1978
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 2734
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Ss were asked to indicate their satisfaction in 17 areas of life and with ....."life as a whole"
(Full question not reported)
0   completely dissatisfied
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100  completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-101-a
Author's label:
Perceived satis. with life-as-a-whole
Remarks:
Original scores (0-14) transformed to range 0-100 (personal communication by author dd  20/01/86.

Mean Southeastern Oklahoma:  87.2
Mean Remainder of the State     88.3
Page in publication:
321
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%,   12: 0%,   13: 0%,   14: 0%,   15: 0%,   16: 0%,   17: 0%,   18: 0%,   19: 0%,   20: 0%,   21: 0%,   22: 0%,   23: 0%,   24: 0%,   25: 0%,   26: 0%,   27: 0%,   28: 0%,   29: 0%,   30: 0%,   31: 0%,   32: 0%,   33: 0%,   34: 0%,   35: 0%,   36: 0%,   37: 0%,   38: 0%,   39: 0%,   40: 0%,   41: 0%,   42: 0%,   43: 0%,   44: 0%,   45: 0%,   46: 0%,   47: 0%,   48: 0%,   49: 0%,   50: 0%,   51: 0%,   52: 0%,   53: 0%,   54: 0%,   55: 0%,   56: 0%,   57: 0%,   58: 0%,   59: 0%,   60: 0%,   61: 0%,   62: 0%,   63: 0%,   64: 0%,   65: 0%,   66: 0%,   67: 0%,   68: 0%,   69: 0%,   70: 0%,   71: 0%,   72: 0%,   73: 0%,   74: 0%,   75: 0%,   76: 0%,   77: 0%,   78: 0%,   79: 0%,   80: 0%,   81: 0%,   82: 0%,   83: 0%,   84: 0%,   85: 0%,   86: 0%,   87: 0%,   88: 0%,   89: 0%,   90: 0%,   91: 0%,   92: 0%,   93: 0%,   94: 0%,   95: 0%,   96: 0%,   97: 0%,   98: 0%,   99: 0%,   100: 0%,   101: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
88.30 8.80

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Urbanization of area were S grew up Rural vs urban dwelling Urbanization of current area of residence Rural upbringing Economic prosperity of region GDP in region