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Studies

Brereton et al. (2008): study IE 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Brereton, F.J.; Clinch, J.P.; Ferreira, S.
Title:
Happiness, Geography and the Environment.
Source:
Ecological Economics, 2008, Vol. 65, 386 - 396

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Ireland, 2001
Survey name:
IR-National Survey QOL
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1500
Non Response:
33,3
Assessment:
Niet gebruiken Questionnaire: paper and pencil

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Thinking about the good and bad things in your life, which of the answers best describes your life-as-a-whole?
1  as bad as can be
2  very bad
3  bad
4  alright
5  good
6  very good
7  as good as can be
Classification:
O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.2%,   2: 0.3%,   3: 1.8%,   4: 13.3%,   5: 33%,   6: 37%,   7: 14%   (total 99.6%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.47
SD:
0.99