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Studies

Crivelli et al. (2016): study CH 2012

Publication

Author(s):
Crivelli, L.; Della Bella, S.; Lucchini, M.
Title:
Happiness and Health.
Source:
Bruni L.; Porta P.L.; Eds: "Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Happiness and Quality of Life"' Edward Elgar, 2016, Cheltenham, UK / Northampton, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Switzerland, followed 9 years, 2004-2012
Survey name:
CH-SHP pooled waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 6960
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

In general, how satisfied are you with your life?
0  not at all
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
380
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.96 7.96
SD:
1.44 1.44

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Health index (bad health) Earlier physical health
Self-perceived health
Age Current age (in years) Marital status Earlier marital states
Ever divorced/separated
Ever widowed
Married state (compared to non-married states)
Never married
Widowed
Divorced or separated
Separated
Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Presence of children Development of parental status
Current parental status
Income Earlier level of income
Household income
Work status Earlier unemployment
Current employment status
Not in labor force
Death of closely related person Earlier life (antecedents of happiness)
Death of an intimate
Termination of close relationship Earlier friendships
Change in intimacy
Conflicts with related persons Family climate
Earlier family-life
Physical activity Earlier involvement in sports
Active involvement in sports