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Bukenya et al. (2003): study US WestVirginia 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Bukenya, J.O.; Gebremedhin, T.G.; Schaeffer, P.V.
Title:
Analysis of Rural Quality of Life and Health: A Spatial Approach.
Source:
Economic Development Quarterly, 2003, Vol. 17, 280 - 293

Investigation

Public
18+ aged general public, West Verginia USA, 2003
Survey name
Unnamed study
Sample
Probability simple random sample
Respondents
N = 2000
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: web
Quality of life mail survey

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Is  your daily life a source of personal satisfaction?
0  never
1  sometimes
2  most of the time
Classification:
M-TH-u-sq-v-3-e
Author's label:
Quality of life
Page in publication:
280
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 34.2%,   2: 28.6%,   3: 37.2%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 2 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.03 5.45
SD:
0.84 1.85

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Current gender Race Ethnic status in the USA Age Current age (in years) Civil status Living alone or not
Married state (compared to non-married states)
Employment Employed
Unemployed
Education Level of school-education Income Current income level (unspecified) Health Global health self-rating Local government Attitudes to local government Region Region in USA Neighborhood Satisfaction with neighborhood Environment Concern about ecology
Concern about local environment
Population Population size in region Amenities Amenities in region Religion Meaning in religion Government education expenditure Government expenditures Duration Length of residence Hospital Health care in vicinity R square Summed effects of environmental and individual conditions