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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 Economics 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:
Self report 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 Sexe: male (vs female) Income Current income level (unspecified) Working Current employment status