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Baltatescu (2014): study RO 1993

Publication

Author(s):
Baltatescu, S.M.
Title:
Gender and Age Differences in Subjective Well-Being: Romania 1999-2005.
Source:
Eckermann, E.; Ed: "Gender, Lifespan and Quality of Life: An International Perspective", Springer Science+Buisiness Media Dordrecht, 2014, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 99 - 114

Investigation

Public:
18+ general public, Romania, 1993-2003
Survey name:
RO-DOL poled waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 8000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Considering the whole situation: how satisfied are you about your daily life?
1  very unsatisfied
2  unsatisfied
3  neither unsatisfied, nor satisfied
4  satisfied
5  very satisfied

Numbering reversed in original (very unsatisfied '5', very satisfied '1')
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-e
Author's label:
life-satisfaction
Page in publication:
107
Full text:
Self report on single question:

In one's life there are better or worse periods. Characterize your state in the last days
1 unhappy, even desperate
2  very upset
3  I have the feeling that somethings is not working. I have some problems
4  I'm feeling good, although I have some problems
5  I'm feeling good, without problems
6  fully happy, high joy
Classification:
M-AO-cw-sq-v-6-a
Author's label:
Last weeks affect
Page in publication:
104
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.76%,   2: 17.4%,   3: 18.1%,   4: 42.7%,   5: 14.8%,   6: 2.1%   (total 100.86%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.49
SD:
1.16

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female)
Time trend of happiness in males and females
Age Current age (in years)
Time trend of happiness in age categories