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Brinkerhoff et al. (1997): study IN Other place in India 1996

Publication

Author(s):
Brinkerhoff, M.B.; Fredell, K.A.; Frideres, J.S.
Title:
Basic Minimum Needs, Quality of Life and Selected Correlates: Explorations in Villages in Northern India.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1997, Vol. 42, 245 - 281

Investigation

Public:
Adult, general public, poor rural village, Barasi, India 1991
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-quota sample
Respondents:
N = 234
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

".....  satisfaction with life ......"
(full lead item not reported)

Rated on a wooden miniature ladder, handed to the respondent
[ 5  ]  very satisfied
[ 4  ]  
[ 3  ]
[ 2  ]
[ 1  ]  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-?-sq-l-5-a
Author's label:
Overall Satisfaction
Remarks:
very dissatisfied and satisfied collapsed as dissatisfied
satisfied and very satisfied collapsed as satisfied.
Page in publication:
257
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
75.00 -
SD:
59.00 -
Full text:
Self report on single question:

Lead item not reported
Rated on a 7-step pictorial faces scale, presented on a card
(pictures not shown here)
7  smiling face, very happy
6
5
4
3
2
1  frowning face, very unhappy
Classification:
M-FH-?-sq-f-7-a
Author's label:
General Happiness
Page in publication:
257
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.00 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Perceived family needs: Food Concern about food
Preference for living conditions
Perceived family needs: Health Concern about health
Preference for living conditions
Perceived family needs: Jobs Concern about (un)employment
Preference for living conditions
Perceived family needs: Leisure Concern about leisure
Preference for living conditions
Perceived village needs: School for boys Satisfaction with educational services
Preference for public amenities
Concern about education
Want schools in vinicity
Perceived village needs: School for girls Satisfaction with educational services
Preference for public amenities
Want for amenities in vinicity
Concern about education
Want schools in vinicity
Perceived village needs: Irrigation Concern about farming
Concern about economy
Preference for public amenities
Want for amenities in vinicity
Perceived village needs: Training centre for women Satisfaction with educational services
Preference for public amenities
Want for amenities in vinicity
Concern about education
Want schools in vinicity