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Studies

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:
Self report 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
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
88.30 8.80
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

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