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Studies

Crabtree & Burchell (2018): study ZZ 2016

Publication

Author(s):
Crabtree, S.; Burchell, J.
Title:
Do Mobile Phones Make People Happier?
Source:
Gallup World Poll, 2018

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, 142 nations, 2016
Survey name:
INT-GallupWorldPoll2016
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 142000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
World average in 2016 was 5,26, difference between the richest and poorest nations was 2,5- 3 scale points
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.26
Full text:
Selfreport on ? questions:

Did you experience the following feeling during A LOT OF THE DAY yesterday?
A  enjoyment
B  sadness
C  anger
.
.
Full list of feelings not reported

Rated: : 0: no 1: yes

Computation:
- Affect Balance = Average % positive affect - Average % negative affect

These questions do not measure hedonic level of affect of individual persons adequately, since yesterday's mood does not always correspond with typical average mood. Yet these questions can be used for measuring hedonic level in agregates, such as nations, since individual variations balance out in big samples.
Classification:
A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-xx
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Unweighed average computed by WDH-team.
East Asia                              1,93
Middle-East/North-Africa 0,93 (conflict areas)
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 2 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.46

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Mobile phones and internet acces Telephone
Communication
Access to internet