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Studies

Benesch et al. (2007): study ZZ World samples 1995 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Benesch, C.; Frey, B.S.; Stutzer, A.
Title:
TV Channels, Self Control and Happiness.
Source:
Paper International Conference "Policies for Happiness", 2007, Siena, Italy

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 45 nations, 1995-2003
Survey name:
EU Combined surveys: ESS+WVS
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 72012
Non Response:
3.3%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Phone interview for remote areas

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Remarks:
The question used in the ESS was rated on range 0-10. Scores were transformed to range 1-10 by combining the ratings 0 and 1
Page in publication:
9
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.65 6.28
SD:
2.44 2.71

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding TV viewing Tv watching, radio listening Number of TV channels in country Number of TV channels in nation Income Current income level (unspecified) Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Not born/born in coutry of residence Migration career Employment Current employment status Education Level of school-education Marital status MARRIAGE: MARITAL STATUS CAREER European Social Survey UNCLASSIFIED Real GNI Current economic condition of the nation Average TV viewing time in country (minutes) UNCLASSIFIED