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Batista-Foguet et al. (1996): study ES Cataluna 1989

Publication

Author(s):
Batista-Foguet, J.M.; Coenders, G.; Sureda-Pascual, J.
Title:
Satisfaction in Catalonia, Spain.
Source:
Saris, W.E. et al (Eds).: "A Comparative Study of Satisfaction with Life in Europe", Eötvös University Press, 1996, Hungary, 155 - 174

Investigation

Public
16+ aged, general public, Catalonia, Spain, 1989
Sample
Probability stratified sample
Respondents
N = 406
Non Response
not reported
Assessment
Interview: telephone (CATI)
structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

How satisfied are you recently with your life as a whole.....?
1  completely dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4  satisfied
5  completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-ea
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life as a whole
Remarks:
The question on satisfaction with life-as-a-whole was preceded by nine items on satisfaction with aspects of life.
Page in publication:
157
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.5%,   2: 6.9%,   3: 23.7%,   4: 46.1%,   5: 20.9%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.76 -
SD:
0.94 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with the way democracy is working Attitudes to democracy Satisfaction with place of residence Attitudes to local environment Satisfaction with leisure activities Satisfaction with leisure activities Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with financial situation Satisfaction with financial situation Satisfaction with social contacts Satisfaction with personal contacts Satisfaction with public health care Attitudes to public health care Satisfaction with Catalans government Attitudes to local government Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Age Current age (in years) Education Level of school-education Town size Community size Social background Summed socio-demographic factors only