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Studies

Baltatescu & Cummins (2004): study RO Bihor county 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Baltatescu, S.M.; Cummins, R.A.
Title:
Subjective Wellbeing in a Post-Communist Country: Romania's International Wellbeing Index.
Source:
Powerpoint presentation at 6th Conference ISQOLS, November 2004, Philadelphia, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Bihor County, North-West Romania, 2003
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 368
Non Response:
38%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
At respondent's home

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Thinking about your own life and personal circumstances, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1   very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5  neutral
6
7
8
9
10  very satisfied

First item in Cummins' 'Personal Well-being Scale' (labels used until 2005)
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-ca
Author's label:
Satisfaction with Life as a whole
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:
6.30

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) Age groups Current age (in years) Educational status Level of school-education Household income in equivalent adults Current income level (unspecified) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Standard of living Satisfaction with standard of living Health Satisfaction with health Achievement Satisfaction with own accomplishments Relationships Satisfaction with intimacy Safety Satisfaction with safety in vinicity Community Social cohesion in vinicity
Satisfaction with social contacts in vinicity
Security Satisfaction with financial security
Specific worries
PWI domains Satisfaction with multiple domains of life