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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:
Selfreport 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
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:
7.96 7.96
SD:
1.44 1.44

Correlational Findings

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