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Studies

Cavalcanti et al. (2009): study ZZ 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Cavalcanti, T.V.; Guimaraes, J.F.; Noguiera, J.R.
Title:
Is Brazil the Land of Happiness? A comparative Study Using a Sample with conomics Students from UFPE and purdue.
Source:
Brazilian Review of Econometrics, 2009, Vol. 29, 17 - 35

Investigation

Public:
University students, Brazil and United States, 2005-2006
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 185
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Are you happy?
1  I am not happy
2  I am pretty happy
3  I am very happy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-3-d
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Brazilian students.(N=94).
Means USA students: 2,36; s.d..=0,58; N=91.
Not happy: 4,4%; Pretty happy: 55%; Very happy: 40,7%.
Page in publication:
20-22,30
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.32%,   2: 74.47%,   3: 20.21%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.15 5.74
SD:
0.48 2.41

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Season of the year Moment of the interview Nationality Current nation of residence Age Age difference among young people Gender Sex (male vs female) Income Current income level (unspecified) Working Current employment status