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Czapinski (1993): study PL 1992

Publication

Author(s):
Czapinski, J.
Title:
Polski Generalny Sondaz Dobrostanu Psychicznego 1991-1992. (Polisch General Well-Being Survey. Panel Study 1991-1992.)
Source:
Polish Psychological Association Press, 1993, Warsaw, Poland

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Poland, 1992
Survey name:
PGW-BS
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 3449
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life? Would you say.....?
4  very often
3  fairly often
2  occasionally
1  rarely or never
Classification:
M-TH-g-sq-v-4-c
Remarks:
Valid responses: 3446
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 19.6%,   2: 57.1%,   3: 18.9%,   4: 4.3%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.08
SD:
0.74
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the  bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?   
[  10  ]  best possible life
[    9  ]
[    8  ]
[    7  ]
[    6  ]
[    5  ]
[    4  ]
[    3  ]
[    2  ]
[    1  ]
[    0  ]  worst possible life
                          
                                                                                
Preceded by 1)  open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and  where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now.

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
Remarks:
Valid responses: 3440
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.4%,   2: 1.7%,   3: 6%,   4: 12.9%,   5: 18.1%,   6: 28.2%,   7: 15.2%,   8: 9.1%,   9: 5%,   10: 1.6%,   11: 0.4%   (total 99.6%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.81 4.81
SD:
1.78 1.78