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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:
Self report 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 Sexe: male (vs female)
Time trend of happiness in males and females
Age Current age (in years)
Time trend of happiness in age categories