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Angst & Leepin (1978): study CH 1975

Publication

Author(s):
Angst, P.R.; Leepin, P.
Title:
Le Monde Entier Interviewé. (The Entire World Interviewed.)
Source:
La Bâloise. Assurance Company, 1978, Basel, Switzerland

Investigation

Public:
Adults, age range not reported, general public, Switzerland, 1975
Survey name:
Isopublic Omnibus
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 1006
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Generally speaking, how happy would you say you are.....?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d
Page in publication:
25
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 9%,   2: 65%,   3: 26%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.17 7.01
SD:
0.57 1.51
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"To indicate how you feel about your life at this time, would you use this card? Suppose the top of the mountain represents the best life you can imagine, and the bottom step of the mountain represents the worst possible life you can imagine. On which step of the mountain would you say you personally feel you stand at this time? - assuming that the higher the step the better you feel about your life, and the lower the step the worse you feel about it. Just point to the step that comes closest to how you feel"
10  best possible life
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  worst possible life

(Mountain scale not reproduced here)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-m-11-a
Page in publication:
37
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%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.40 7.40